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Kuula: Complete Works for Solo Piano / Johnson


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 780  
Composer:  Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Finnish composer and conductor Toivo Kuula was a student of Sibelius, and pieces such as the majestic Juhlamarssi (“Festive March”) share the great master’s national flavor while the descriptive folktales of Satukuvia create their own beautifully romantic atmosphere. Kuula’s piano music is notable for its vast array of color and variety of style, from the melancholy Surumarssi (“Funeral March”) from Six Pieces, Op. 26 to the lighthearted Schottis (“Scottish Dance”), while countless Finnish couples have been married to the accompaniment of Kuula’s Haamarssi (“Wedding March”).

Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, studying with Martin Roscoe and
Read more performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Glinka Accademia, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano. Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kolme Satukuvaa, Op. 19 by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1912; Finland 
2.
Kolme kappaletta, Op. 3b by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
3.
Festive March, for orchestra, Op. 13 by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1910; Finland 
4.
Lampaanpolska by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
5.
Air varié in E Minor, "Variations on a Finnish Air" by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
6.
Schottis by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
7.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 26 by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
8.
Virta venhettä vie, Op. 4, No. 5b by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
9.
Venelaulu (Barcarolle), Op. 21, No. 2b by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
10.
Vanha syyslaulu (An Old Autumn Song), Op. 24, No. 3b by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 
11.
Invention in E Minor by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Adam Johnson (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Finland 

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