Anthology of Finnish Piano Music, Vol. 1THOMAS BYSTRÖM (1772-1839): Air Russe varié, FREDRIK LITHANDER (1773-1843): Variations on a Theme by Haydn, CARL COLLAN (1828-1871): Fantasia, Du är min ro (arr. Karl Ekman [1869-1947]), SELIM GABRIEL LINSÉN (1838-1914): Fantasia, ROBERT KAJANUS (1856-1933): Albumblatt, Reiterstück, KARL FLODIN (1858-1925): Gavotte de Mona Lisa, Suite mignonne, JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): 6 Impromptus, Op. 5, ARMAS JÄRNEFELT (1869-1958): 3 Klavierstücke, Op. 4, ERNST MIELCK (1877-1899): 2 Impromptus, Sarabande.
Catalogue Number: 10M042
Label: FC Records
Description: The first of four volumes which proceed chronologically. There was very little piano music written in Finland until the mid 19th century but there are a few example of it here from Byström and Lithander. Even then, much of what was written was for the parlors of amateurs; Flodin was the first to write significant piano pieces. Ten of the 25 total tracks here are listed as first recordings. Jouni Somero (piano).