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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1938 Kangasalan Urkutehdas organ at the Cathedral, Lapua, Finland][decorative stamp]
1938 Kangasala organ at the Cathedral, Lapua, Finland

[1890 Cavaille-Coll organ at the Eglise Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France][decorative stamp]
1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France

[1929 Hall, Norman & Beard; 2000 Schantz organ at Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia][decorative stamp]
1929 Hall, Norman & Beard; 2000 Schantz organ at Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

[1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois][decorative stamp]
1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois

Finnished Business

…performances by and conversation with the vigorous virtuoso from Finland, Kalevi Kiviniemi.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1139 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1139 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumble-bee (1938 Kangasala/Cathedral, Lapua, Finland) Art Inn CD-107

LÉON BOËLLMANN: Allegro Vivace, from Les heures mystiques (1954 Kangasala/Kangasniemi Kirkko, Finland) Art Inn CD-107

JEAN SIBELIUS: Elegie, Opus 27, number 1 –Jussi Peltonen, cello (1989 Kangasala/Leppävirta Church, Finland) Fine 105

JEAN SIBELIUS: Intrada, Opus 111, number 1, published version (1938 Kangasala/Cathedral, Lapua, Finland) Art Inn CD-102

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Danses Sacree et ProfaneKirsi Kiviharju, harp (1993 Paschen/Kerava Church, Kerava, Finland) Forsius 001

VITTORIO MONTI: Czardas. OSKAR MERIKANTO: Valse lente (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Fuga 9217

KALEVI KIVINIEMI: Visions (1952 Weigl; 1975 Berner/St. Matthew Church, Stuttgart, Germany) Lahti Organ Festival 105

Filler –RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumble-bee (see above)

Hour 2

JEAN LANGLAIS: Chant de Joie. ANTON RUBINSTEIN: Reve Angélique, Opus 10, number 22 (1938 Kangasala/Cathedral, Lapua, Finland) Fuga 9163 & Fuga 9164

KALEVI KIVINIEMI: Improvisation on a Tagalog Folk Song, Pagpitas ng Bulaklak. GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: Sonata in C. (1824 Cera Bamboo organ/Parish Church, Las Piñas, Philippines) Fuga 9161

JEAN SIBELIUS: Selected Songs –Jorma Hynninen, baritone; Laura Hynninen, harp; Kalevi Kiviniemi (1989 Kangasala/Leppävirta Church, Finland) tracks 2, 11, 1 & 17 from Fuga-9264

FRITZ SPINDLER: Schmetterling, Opus 66, number 2 (1929 Hall, Norman & Beard; 2000 Schantz/Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia) Fuga 9196

HENRI NIBELLE: Toccata (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Fuga 9282

OSKAR MERIKANTO: Passacaglia in f# (1960 Kangasala/Lakeuden Risti Church, Seinäjoki, Finland) Fuga 9285

Filler –JEAN SIBELIUS: Elegie (see above)

 

Kalevi Kiviniemi travels the world, performing more than 100 concerts annually. He has made dozens of recordings on instruments at home and as far-flung as Australia and the Philippines, some excerpts from which can be found on his Youtube graphicYouTube Channel.

While checking out the various links related to this program keep in mind that the Finnish term for organ is urut, and the Finnish words for organ specificiation would be urut dispositio.

The history of organ-building in Finland dates back more than 500 years. You can also view a collection of Finnish church and pipe organ pictures.

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