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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.

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Further Reading: Ondine

 Interview, Leila Josefowicz on Bernd Alois Zimmermann

In the wake of her new recording of the Violin Concerto on Ondine with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the American-Canadian violinist tells Katherine about her 'crusade' to bring the German composer's music to a wider audience.

 Interview, Hannu Lintu on Sibelius

Katherine talks to the conductor about his new recording of Tapiola, En Saga & eight songs in new orchestrations by Aulis Sallinen.

Recent Best Sellers: Ondine

Dvorak: Piano Trios Nos. 3 & 4
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