Kai Nieminen

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Kai Nieminen is known as both a composer and a guitarist, but his output as a composer extends far beyond his own instrument: it includes concertos, chamber music and orchestral music. He himself has mentioned Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu as his closest musical and spiritual model. Nieminen’s music combines a northern sensibility and Mediterranean, particularly Italian, influences. As the titles of his works indicate, he often finds inspiration in extra-musical sources such as visual arts or literature, from Cervantes to Gaudí.


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
2 Pieces for viola 2007 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
40 Years of Time 2005 2 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Acquarelli della notte 1981 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Ancient Songs... 7 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Arioso 2009 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Arioso II 2009 7 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Atmosfera 1981 8 02:00 Fennica Gehrman
Atonali 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Autumnal Tales 1999 7 00:00 Association of Finnish Music Schools
Autumn Sonnet 1981 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Ceremonial II 2000 7 03:00
Chi vivrà vedrà 1998 2 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Clarinet Concerto 2002 3 28:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for guitar and small orchestra 2009 3 25:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra 2008 3 26:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for piano and orchestra 2007 3 35:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for violin and orchestra 2005 3 30:00 Fennica Gehrman
Dance Hobgoblin 1998 3 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Dances of Fear 1998 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Duosonetti 1978 00:00 Music Finland
Elegy for Agatha Cristie 1979 8 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Epitaph 1993 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Estampes 1997 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Fantasy for guitar 00:00 Music Finland
Four short stories for A clarinet alone 1970 00:00 Music Finland
Fragmentos de la vida del mar 1999 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Frammenti dal buio 2016 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
From Hidden Cities... 2009 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
From Winter's Night 2009 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Gnomes of the Night 1985 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hailing the Beauty of Light and Snow 2000 2 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Haltiat-sarja 1998 15:00
Hommage à Andres Segovia 1993 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hommage à Poulenc 1976 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hymnos 1992 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hymnos III 2009 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
I Can Hear Northern Lights 1999 3, 7 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
I Can Hear Northern Lights II 1998 3 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Ignis fatuus 2011 2 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
I Hear Streaming Light... 1999 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Il castello dei destini incrociati 2000 2 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Images of Fear 2012 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
In der Winterszeit 2004 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
In memoriam 1986 00:00 Music Finland
In Mirrors of Time... 2000 2 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
In Woodlands of the Birds 2002 2 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Itämaisia satuja 1993 7 12:00 Modus Musiikki
Julvers Notturno II 2014 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
La citta invisibili 1998 21:00 Fennica Gehrman
Landscapes 1997 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
La Serenissima 2006 3 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Le città invisibili 1998 2 21:00 Fennica Gehrman
Loitsu 1994 8 03:00 Fennica Gehrman
Manaus ja loitsu 1989 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Marcovaldo 2012 3 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Menneestä ajasta ja hiljaisuudesta 1990 00:00 Modus Musiikki
Merirunoja 1979 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Metsärunoja 1993 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Mist Hobgoblin 1991 8 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Night Poems in a Clock Shop a Little Before One O'Clock 1989 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Night Preludes 1980 8 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Night Shadows 1997 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Night Sonata 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Nocturnal Mindscapes 2011 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Northern Spells 2016 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Notturno 1996 7 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Omaggio a Bruno Munari 2015 00:00
Palomar 2001 3 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
Pan 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Pelon tansseja 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Poems from a Forest 1993 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Preghiera di Francesco d'Assisi 2014 8 10:00
Quadri Morandi 2014 8 12:00
Reflecting Landscapes 2011 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Riflessioni 2011 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoja pysähtyneestä ajasta ja hiljaisuudesta, opus A 1991 8 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoja pysähtyneestä ajasta ja hiljaisuudesta, opus B 1997 8 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sävellyksiä kanteleelle 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sävellyksiä kantelekvartetille 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Shades... Around Stonehenge Ruins 2016 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Shadow Play 7 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sigma 1998 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sinfonia 2013 2 38:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sinfonia N:o 2 2015 2 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Solemnis vaskikvintetille ja patarummuille 1998 02:20
Sonaatti viidelle 1979 00:00 Music Finland
Sonata for guitar 2012 00:00
Sonata from Shadows 2007 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonatina Seria for Double Bass Alone 1979 00:00 Music Finland
Spellbound by Winter's Night 2008 7 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
Suite of Dances for Two Guitars 00:00
Suite Piccola 1976 8 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Suomalaisesta sävelmästä... 1980 8 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Talvesta 1994 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Tanssinhaltija 1995 8 08:00 Modus Musiikki
Tarantula 1997 8 09:30 Fennica Gehrman
The Castle of Crossed Destinies 23:00 Fennica Gehrman
There's a Certain Slant of Light 2000 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
The Smile of Flamboyant Wings 2016 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
The Tale of Astolpho on the Moon 2000 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
The Temple 1976 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Three pieces for Guitar 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Time Around Autumn 1996 4 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Time Around Lights, Shadows and Spaces 1999 2 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Time Around Spring 1997 2 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
To Touch Upon Other Times 2010 3 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Towards the Light (from far Beyond), for string quartet 7 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Triptyykki 1994 7 10:00 Modus Musiikki
Unen maasta 2002 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vicoli in ombra 1995 2 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Waves of Sorrow 2004 8 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Waves of Sorrow 2004 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Wind Tales 1998 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Winter Sonnet 1985 7 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
1990 00:00 Modus Musiikki
Yön akvarelleja 1981 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Yötunnelmia 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman