Kalevi Aho is represented by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, Eire, Germany, the USA, Mexico and the British Commonwealth (excluding South Africa). His primary publisher is Fennica Gehrman. For further information please visit his page at the Fennica Gehrman website.
Leading composer of the middle generation of Finnish composers * Particularly acclaimed for his symphonies (16 to date) and concertos * Studied with Rautavaara in Helsinki and Blacher in Berlin * While composing worked as music lecturer at Helsinki University and the Sibelius Academy, before becoming a full-time freelance composer in 1993 * Moved from neo-classicism through more modernist idioms to a post-modern style * Music contrasts wide-ranging moods, styles and genres * Symphonic works often follow an 'abstract drama', similar to that in his operatic scores * Series of recordings on the BIS label
Works by Kalevi Aho include:
Symphony No.5 (1975-76)
Insect Life (1985-87) opera
Clarinet Concerto (2006)
Publications of music by Kalevi Aho, and a selection of recordings, are available on sale from our online Music Shop.