Lintinen’s concerto (2012-13) is full of rhythmic drive. The orchestra is handled as a large chamber ensemble in which listening closely to the other players is both possible and of supreme importance. All four movements of the concerto are joined together, and their titles say something: prefazione, danze, confessione and finale. Duration ca. 23 minutes….
The air is heavy with flashy comments, when the flute, the bassoon and the piano start their debate in “Storm in a Teacup” (2014) by Kirmo Lintinen (b. 1967). Less than 5 minutes of length this virtuosic trio finds the piece after the grand rampage. Humour and playfulness are characteristic elements of Kirmo Lintinen’s music….
Kirmo Lintinen has chosen a predetermined form for this piece: perfectly mirrored symmetry! The composer is not interested in hidden structures and working with minutiae, but rather lets the palindromic qualities of the palindrome be clearly visible and audible.55011-542-2, € 16,80
Patikka ("Trek") for piano trio (2011) is a perfect chamber music piece for young players. The idiomatic writing for each instrument and clear, memorable characters create a transparent texture. The piece was commissioned by Juvenalia Music Institute for a chamber music competition. 55011-536-1, € 14,50
Instrumentally acrobatic Buster! (2002-2003, rev. 2007) has a hint of ragtime, sings romantically and makes fast changes in articulations, dynamics and registers almost as they were musical counterparts of the mimical actors in silent films. 55011-514-9, € 14,50
The qualitative elements of bars with their upbeats, accents and GPs create a refined musical rhetoric in this piece for bassoon and piano. The roguish poetic metres gambol jerkily along, and although at surface level the music may appear guileless, Lintinen knows his polyphony, judging by the capital roving of his voices even in the…
for saxophone quartet (SATB)Quattro capricci composed in 2002-04 and revised in 2006 is in four movements which are, as the title of the work suggest, capricious and imaginative in character.55011-467-8, € 39,90
for octet (cl, fg, hrn, vl 1, vl 2, vla, vcl, cb). In Ballata Concertante (2015-16) Kirmo Lintinen looks back in time, to the Italy of the "trecento" and specifically the Renaissance Florence. It is a rhythmically vibrant piece and intended for performance without a conductor. Score and parts are sold together: 55011-440-1, € 48,00
Kirmo Lintinen’s Concerto for Guitar is charming music that bubbles on with an unresisting power. The elegant whirls of waltz and dreamy sections lead to a folk-dance-like finale. Piano reduction and solo part: 55011-413-5, € 32,80