Jukka Tiensuu – Puro (1989)

Jukka Tiensuus composition Puro is commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1989.

Puro has since its worldpremiere (26th April 1989  Helsinki, Finnish RSO Cond: Jukka-Pekka Saraste) becomed the most performed Finnish concerto after the Sibelius Violin Concerto, with most of the performances featuring Kriikku.

Jukka Tiensuu (born 1948) is a Finnish contemporary classical composer, harpichordist, pianist and conductor.

His repertoire as musician ranges from baroque music to John Cage and free improvisation and he has given master classes in baroque performance practice and free improvisation.

He has written as well eletroacoustic music as works for jazz ensemble, baroque music ensemble, large orchestra, ensemble or solo instruments, such as the Finnish instrument kantele.

Tiensuu’s works have been performed by Arditti Quartet, Kari Kriikku, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, among others. He has also worked at IRCAM.

Jukka Tiensuu has studied in Freiburg, Helsinki and New York. [source]

[Puru exist on the album “Jukka Tiensuu: Nemo; Puro; Spiriti”. You can read the allmusic review here.]





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