Uuno Klami

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Uuno (Kalervo) Klami (20 September 1900 – 29 May 1961) was a Finnish composer. He was born in Virolahti. Many of his works are related to the Kalevala. He was influenced by French and Spanish music, and especially by Maurice Ravel, for whom he had a particular esteem.

He participated in five armed conflicts, including two wars in Karelia, the Finnish Civil War, the Winter War of 1939-40 and the Continuation War of 1941-44.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Kalevala Suite, op. 23 / Fantaisie Tschérémisse, op. 19 Uuno Klami; Arto Noras, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Jorma Panula 1
1983 Violin Concerto / Sea Pictures Uuno Klami; Ilkka Talvi, Kouvola City Orchestra, Eero Bister 1
1987 All'ouverture / Sea Pictures / Kalevala Suite Uuno Klami; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1994 Nummisuutarit, Overture / Theme with Seven Variations and Coda, op. 44 / Kalevala Suite, op. 23 Uuno Klami; Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä 2
1995 Works for Orchestra Uuno Klami; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo 1
1995 Symphony no. 1 / King Lear Ouverture Uuno Klami; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tuomas Ollila 2
1995 Karelian Rhapsody / Kalevala Suite / Sea Pictures Klami; Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari 1
1996 Symphony no. 2 / Symphonies enfantine Uuno Klami; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tuomas Ollila 2
1997 Whirls, Act I / Violin Concerto / Suomenlinna Uuno Klami; Jennifer Koh, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä 2
1997 Symphonie enfantine / Hommage à Haendel / Suite for Strings / Suite for Small Orchestra Uuno Klami; Timo Koskinen, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow 1
1998 Kalevala Suite / Sea Pictures / Lemminkäinen's Adventures of the Island of Saari Uuno Klami; Turun filharmoninen orkesteri, Jorma Panula 1
2000 Works for Piano and String Orchestra Uuno Klami; Izumi Tateno, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas 1
2007 KymiScenes: Violin Concerto / Suite for String Orchestra / Sérénades joyeuses / Scenes from a Puppet Show Uuno Klami; Pekka Kauppinen, Kymi Sinfonietta, Dmitri Slobodeniouk 2
2010 Northern Lights / Cheremissian Fantasy / Kalevala Suite Uuno Klami; Samuli Peltonen, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Cheremissian Fantasy / Kalevala Suite / Sea Pictures Uuno Klami 1
1994 Finnish Orchestral Classics Jean Sibelius, Armas Järnefelt, Erkki Melartin, Selim Palmgren, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Heikki Aaltoila, Heino Kaski, Leevi Madetoja, Uuno Klami 2
1996 Meet the Composer: Uuno Klami Uuno Klami 2

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