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A Finnish success story...

The roots of Ondine date back to 1985 when founder Reijo Kiilunen released the very first Ondine album under the auspices of the renowned Finnish Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. The label's initial mission was to produce one live album at the Festival each season. The fourth album, however, featured Einojuhani Rautavaara's opera Thomas (ODE 704-2), raising major international attention and opening the ground for overseas distribution. Kiilunen, who was running the Festival's concert agency and had begun the recording activity part-time, soon decided to devote himself fully to the development of this new business, producing and editing the first 50 releases himself.

Further Reading: Ondine

 Interview, Robert Trevino on Beethoven

The American conductor talks to Katherine about his recording of the complete symphonies with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, released in June on Ondine.

 Interview, Lars Vogt on Brahms

The German pianist and conductor talks to Katherine about the joys and challenges of directing the two Brahms concertos from the keyboard on his recent recordings with Royal Northern Sinfonia on Ondine.

Recent Best Sellers: Ondine

Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil
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Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
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Beethoven & Sibelius: Violin Concertos
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