Paavo Heininen

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Paavo Heininen is often called the grand old man of Finnish Modernism. While many other composers have migrated from Modernism to other musical landscapes, Heininen has remained true to the ideals of Modernism. His extensive output, spanning five decades, includes examples of uncompromising dodecaphony and Modernism but also stylised and even Neo-Classical works. “Heininen’s music is often thoroughly complex but betrays an underlying joy of living and an impish sense of humour. [...] The complexity seems not an end itself but simply a vehicle of expression,” writes Wilhelm Kvist in Hufvudstadsbladet. Paavo Heininen has been hugely influential as a teacher: the majority of Finland’s later generations of composers studied with him while he was Professor of Composition at the Sibelius Academy from 1993 to 2001.


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Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
3 Songs from Reality 1978 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
3 Songs from Reality 1978 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
5 * 5 Variations Op. 94 8 00:00
60 Variations for Organ 2004 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Aamuranta 1990 01:00
Aarre Merikanto: String Sextet (1932) 13 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
Aarre Merikanto: Symphonic Study 13 18:00 Fennica Gehrman
Abend 1973 06:30 Fennica Gehrman
Adagio 1963 2 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
A Dyad, for eight 'cellos 7 00:00
Aiolos 2012 01:20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Äitien virret Op. 98 2005 9 15:00
Anadyr.img 1993 7 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Arietta 1970 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Arioso 1967 2 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
A Soupcon of (the) Piano 2000 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Attitude 1980 2 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Austin Flint's String Quartet (con fantasia) 2006 7 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Bassosonaatti 7 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Beateth 1982 8 09:00 Music Finland
...being bestial... 1979 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Bell Psalms Op. 83d 2006 8 14:00
Bookends 1997 5 19:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cantico delle creature 1968 9 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cantilena I 1970 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cantilena II 1970 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cantilena III 1976 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cantionale piccola, id est: 1995 7 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Canto di Natale Op. 8 1961 9 04:00 Fennica Gehrman
Ceci n'est pas variation (HCF 70) 2008 2 05:00
Cello Concerto 1985 3 27:00 Music Finland
Cinq moments du jour 1985 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for Organ and Symphonic Band, op. 131 2012 3 01:20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 Op. 13 1964 3 28:00 Music Finland
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 Op. 15 1966 3 00:00
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 Op. 46 1981 3 00:00 Music Finland
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 Op. 81 2003 3 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for String Orchestra Op. 6 1959 2 18:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 75 1999 3 39:00 Fennica Gehrman
Cor meum 1979 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
...cor meum... Op. 35 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Dedicatio FH 1966 8 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
...des Säglichen Zeit... 1972 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Deux chansons 1976 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Deux chansons 1974 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Deuxiéme concerto 1966 27:00 Music Finland
DIA per orchestra 1979 2 27:00 Fennica Gehrman
Dicta 1983 17:00 Music Finland
Dicta Op. 49 1983 2 15:00
Discantus I 1965 8 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Discantus II 1969 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Discantus III 1976 8 13:00 Music Finland
Disposita 1999 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Easter Music 1962 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
...ego in mundo in corde... 1979 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Eläinten taivas Op. 93 9 58:00
Eläinten te Deum 1 00:00
Eri-aikaisia lauluja 1992 9 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etudes - First Cycle 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etudes - Fourth Cycle 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etudes - Second Cycle 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etudes - Third Cycle 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etydejä 1990 9 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Etydejä 1991 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Exercises 1991 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Fall Sonnet 1995 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Fanfaari nro 4 1996 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Fanfares for Wind Ensembles 1996 2 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Five Lightings 1998 2 25:00 Fennica Gehrman
...floral view with maidens singing... Op. 47 1982 2 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Flute Concerto 3 30:00 Fennica Gehrman
Four Brass Poems 1995 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Fugitivo or "Round Ground" 1985 00:00 Music Finland
Gentle Dances Op. 66d 2 25:00 Fennica Gehrman
Gymel 1978 8 13:00
Gymel 1978 8 14:30 Music Finland
Hälfte des Lebens 1973 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hand Shapes Op. 121 bis 2009 8 00:00
Hauen laulu Op. 102a 2006 9 04:00
Herbsttag 1973 05:30 Fennica Gehrman
Hivenen pianoa Op. senza num. ca. xxx 2000 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Huiluviiva 1998 8 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Hyräilyjä 1998 9 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
...irdisch gewesen zu sein... 1972 8 12:00 Music Finland
Jeu I 1980 7 18:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Jeu II 1980 7 13:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Joukovirsi, Toukovirsi, Joikuvirsi 2004 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Jouluconcertino 2002 9 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Joululaulu 1961 04:00 Music Finland
Kaikuja 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kasvot 1990 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kaukametsä 2007 9 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
KauToKei 1985 2 09:00 Music Finland
Kellot ja kuorot 1992 8 04:00 Fennica Gehrman
KIASMA 1998 2 17:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kirjokieli 7 00:00
Kohti syksyä, kohti runoa 7 13:00
Kotikoulukirkko I 8 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kotikoulukirkko II 2002 8 23:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kun ja Jos 2012 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Kustantajan tyyliharjoitukset 1992 9 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lamentation and Praise 1995 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lamentation and Praise 1995 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Libretto della primavera 1971 8 19:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lisälehtiä suomalaisen kamarimusiikin historiaan 1999 26:30 Fennica Gehrman
Lisälehtiä suomalaisen kamarimusiikin historiaan 1999 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Love's Philosophy 1973 9 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Luonnos 1992 8 02:30 Fennica Gehrman
Maiandros 1977 11 13:15
Mazurki 2001 8 36:00 Music Finland
Me 1998 9 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Mikä ilta, mikä valaistus 1999 7 04:00 Fennica Gehrman
Muistovihko 1956 8 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Murasaki in casa ando 1998 2 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Musique d'ete 1963 7 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
Musta kehtolaulu 9 40:00
Neljä kehtolaulua 1986 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Objects 1993 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Oboesonaatti 2008 7 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Oculus aquilae 1968 8 30:00 Music Finland
Organ Trio I 2008 7 19:00 Fennica Gehrman
Organ Trio II 2008 7 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Päivän lauluja 2007 9 00:00
Palm Profiles Op. 121 2009 8 00:00
Paralleeliaktio Op. 97 bis 8 00:00
Petite symphonie joyeuse 1962 2 24:00 Music Finland
Pianoetydejä 8 00:00
Pianotansseja 8 00:00
Piano Trio 2003 7 27:00 Fennica Gehrman
Poesia squillante ed incandescente 1974 8 40:00 Fennica Gehrman
Poésie des pensées Op. 23 1970 8 07:00
Poésies-périphrases Op. 32d 1975 8 14:00 Music Finland
Poetiikka Op. 56b 1990 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Points and lines for percussion Op. 59: Belline 1996 8 03:00 Fennica Gehrman
Points and lines for percussion Op. 59: Sonatina 1996 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Préludes - études - poèmes Op. 32b 1974 8 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Proposita Op. 75b 1999 8 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Quincunx Duplex Op. 88bis - Duo Op. 115 2002 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Quincunx Op. 88 2002 7 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Quincunx reflex Op. 89 2005 7 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Quintet Op. 7 1961 7 18:00 Music Finland
Rauhan Fanfaari 2015 05:00
Readings in music history Op. xyz 9 05:00 Music Finland
Reality Op. 41 1978 7, 9 30:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoilijan lempeä ja elämää 1972 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoilijan soitteita II Op. 55n, o, p 2001 8 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoilijan soitteita Op. 55k, l, m 1999 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Runoilija puhuu Op. 55d 1988 9 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Saxophone Concerto Op. 50 1983 3 00:00 Music Finland
Saxophone Sonata Op. 108 2008 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Schatten der Erde Op. 30 1973 3, 9 17:00 Fennica Gehrman
Second Movement (Adagietto) from Op. 5 1959 2 06:00
Short I 1990 00:30 Fennica Gehrman
Short I 1990 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Short I Op. 58 1990 8 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Silkkirumpu Op. 45 1983 1 01:20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sinfonietta for String Orchestra Op. 66i 2000 2 19:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sinikosketus Op. 71 11 00:00
Sinikudos Op. 71e 2001 11 07:50
Siniloimi Op. 71 bis No. 1 8 10:00 Music Finland
Sinipiano 1998 8 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sinipunos Op. 71d 2001 11 08:10
Siniviiva Op. 71c 2001 11 07:30
Small Wolfstock 1996 7 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Soggetto Op. 10 1963 2 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonaatti kahdelle pianolle, Op. 109 2008 7 23:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata 2010 13:30 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata 2010 7 15:46 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata 2010 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata 2010 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata for violin and piano Op. 25 1970 7 25:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata II 1956 8 18:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata III Op. 84 2005 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonata, op. 111 7 23:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonatina 1957 Op. 2 1957 8 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonatina for snare drum solo 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sonatina in 2 movements for violoncello solo 1990 8 08:00
Sooloalttoviulusonaatti Op. 99 No. 2 2006 8 00:00
Spring Palindrome 1995 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
String Quartet No. 1 Op. 32c 1974 7 26:00 Fennica Gehrman
String Quartet No. 2 Op. 64 1992 7 22:00 Fennica Gehrman
String Quintet Op. 78 2001 7 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Suite für drei Bläser 00:00
Summer Ode 1995 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Suomalainen laulukirja Op. 82 2006 9 00:00
...sydämeni sinulle... 1979 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sykerre, Op. 113 2010 7 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symphony No. 1 1958 2 00:00 Music Finland
Symphony No. 3 1968 2 45:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symphony No. 4 1971 2 25:00 Music Finland
Symphony No. 5 2002 2 32:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symphony No. 6 2015 2 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Täällä Op. 86 2003 7 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
Taivas, Kukkamaa 1999 9 09:00
Tarinankulmia Op. 67 1994 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Tervetuloa Inkeri Julia 2004 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
The Autumns Op. 22 1970 9 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
The Well-balanced Dancer Op. 66 a-k 2 00:00
Three Beings Op. 66g 1994 2 14:00
Three Proceedings Op. 66c 1996 2 21:00 Fennica Gehrman
Toccata Op. 1 1956 8 04:00 Music Finland
Toinen taivas, kukkamaa 1999 9 10:00
Touché Op. 57 1989 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Touching Op. 40 1978 8 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Tripartita Op. 5 1959 2 19:00
Triple apercu d'une amie qui fut 1984 8 00:00 Billaudot
Tritopos Op. 38 1977 2 14:00 Music Finland
Ture Rangström: Ur Kung Eriks visor (1918) 13 20:00 Nordiska musikförlaget
Tuuminki 1993 3 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Two Essays Op. 66b 1996 2 14:00 Fennica Gehrman
Two Movements Op. 66a 1995 2 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Two Proceedings 00:00
...tyttöjen kävely ruusulehdossa... 1982 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Une sourire - un sphinx 1998 2 03:00 Fennica Gehrman
Utazawa no e (Short II) Op. 61 1991 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Utazawa no midori e Op. 61 bis 8 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vähä veisuunalotus Op. 83c 2004 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vanajana 1996 7 10:00 Association of Finnish Music Schools
Vaskikaari, Op. 115 2010 7 18:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vedenkilpi Op. 87 2002 9 00:00
Veitsi Op. 55 1988 1 02:14:35 Fennica Gehrman
Veitsi-valssi Op. 55b 1991 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Viherre Op. 96 2005 7 17:00 Fennica Gehrman
Viitasarja Op. 102b 2009 9 10:00
Viola Solo Sonata 2006 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Viola Sonata Op. 99 No. 1 2006 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Violin Concerto 1999 32:00 Fennica Gehrman
Violinsonate 1970 25:00 Fennica Gehrman
Virsi -81 1981 9 03:00 Music Finland
Winter Ballad 1995 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Wolfstock 1997 5 15:00 Fennica Gehrman