HERBERT LINDHOLM (b.1946): Sea Air for Flute, Guitar and Strings, Op. 41 (Herbert Lindblom [flute], Markku Laakso [guitar]), Concertino Carelia for Violin and Strings, Op. 64 (Anna Carlson [violin]), Concertino Orlando for Clarinet, Harpsichord and Strings, Op. 58 (Rauno Tikkanen [clarinet], Natalia Sadovnichaya [harpsichord]), Lapland for 2 Flutes and Strings, Op. 62 (Päivi Kukkonen, Susanna Bunda [flutes]), Cello Ritornello for Cello and Strings, Op. 69 (Heidi Väisänen [cello]), Happy Days for Flute and Strings, Op. 68 (Kukkonen [flute], all with Amko Strings; Rauno Tikkanen except Herbert Lindblom in Op. 58), Goodbye for Orchestra, Op. 66 (Open Sinfonietta; Rauno Tikkanen).
Catalogue Number: 07N091
Label: Pilfink Records
Description: Although the notes tell us nothing about the music, my guess is that these short, approachable, freely tonal pieces were written for the use of student soloists and orchestral players at the Kuopio Academy of Music and Dance, where he taught for 40 years. They're almost "Finnish Light Music" except that they're not as "light" as "British Light Music", if you know what I mean...