Lumen for kantele and string quartet

by Minna Leinonen

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Minna Leinonen

Lumen for kantele and string quartet


Lumen got its inspiration from the miraculously bright, cold, bluish Nordic high noon light, which rigorously penetrates the northern winter's darkness. Lumen is based on contrasts and their nuances: the differencies and combinations of transparency and shadowy, smooth and rough, dry and vibrating sounds.

Minna Leinonen


kantele, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello


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Eija Kankaanranta, kantele, Annemarie Åström, vl 1, Eeva Oksala, vl 2, Anna Rajamäki, vla, Aino-Maija Riutamaa - de Mata, vcl Fresh! Helsinki Music Centre Camerata Nov 24, 2012.

Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by Sibelius Academy´s classical music piano, kantele, guitar and accordion department.Dedicated to Eija Kankaanranta.

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