Composer turns 70 with 17th symphony

The hyperactive Finnish composer Kalevi Aho turned 70 yesterday.

The birthday will be marked by Sinfonia Lahti on April 4 with the world premiere of Aho’s 17th symphony, conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk.

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  • M McAlpine says:

    AsMozart wrote 41 in 35 years I wouldn’t call this guy ‘hyper-active’

  • J. Froberger says:

    What about Leif Segerstam: 327 (!!!) symphonies, september 2018, along with many other works. (fe 30 string quartets, 13 violin concertos, 8 cello concertos.

    • Viola da Bracchio says:

      How many of Segerstam’s 327 doodlings have ever had a second performance?

    • John Borstlap says:

      Conductors are still studying the 327 scores to decide which one they would like to perform. When they die, the job is taken-over by the younger generation.

    • Novagerio says:

      Have you ever heard his music from the last 25
      years? Spoiler alert: it’s only 100% quantity with zero quality (short for complete crap!), as the Guiness record book told him once he had contacted them after the first 300.

  • Andrew says:

    Is this the only known photo of Kalevi Aho? And who’s the other guy in it?

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