A new album of solo violin music - introducing various styles to new audiences is in the making and will be released on the label Fuga in 2019. This recording is generously supported by the Swedish Culture foundation in Finland  - Svenska kulturfonden and MES Musiikinedistämissäätiö.

 

A work by Walter Wolff was commissioned to be included on this album. The collaboration with Wolff resulted in a three movement suite for solo violin, "Integration".

 

The Integration suite was premiered at the Schjerfbeck birthday celebration recital at EKTA Museum, Ekenäs 10/7 2018.

 

Other recordings:

 

FANTASIA - British and Finnish Piano Trios - Fuga 9361 (2014)

Launch of FANTASIA - British and Finnish Piano Trios was launched in Summer 2014 with a concert in London at the Finnish Ambassador's Recidence, in Salisbury and in Helsinki at the Aino Ackte Chamber Music Festival. This CD, released on Finnish label Fuga, contains rare unpublished material by Sibelius, the premiere recording of Bergman's youthful, romantic Pianotrio Op.2 - which was rediscovered by us in 2010 - and the Fantasies by British composers Ireland and Bridge.
 

For an audio sample please visit ITunes. To obtain a hardcopy with a glossy, multicolour informative booklet in three languages, please order here from Fuga or contact info@fridabackman.com for direct payment details (RRP £15/20 euro).

 

Wessman Anna-variations video

This Live recording of the World Premier in Grankulla, Finland (2016) with Gustav Nyström on piano opens with the original version of Anna's Waltz, a folk fiddler tune from Sibbo, here two violin parts playing as one. Then follows the new composition by Harri Wessman with some very quirky and witty movements:

Anna's Theme - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Water Droplets - Gone with the Wind - Misty - The Chainsaw - Revolution Tango  

Please click on the heading for a video download. It takes a minute or two. It will be available on YouTube soon.