violoncello and piano

Duration: 8’

commissioned by Roi Ruottinen

premier March 8, 2000 Roi Ruottinen and Jerry Jantunen

”Sydänkuu (Heartmonth) was the name the ancient Finns gave to the midwinter months – there were actually two of them, covering a period from Christmas to about February 20. The title of the cello-piano duo refers to the intimate atmosphere and to the time of year when I wrote it. The work was written for Roi Ruottinen and Jerry Jantunen.”

published by Uusinta Publishing Company

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