Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Antero Vänskä is a Finnish conductor, clarinetist and composer.
He started his musical career as an orchestral clarinetist with the Turku Philharmonic. He then became the principal clarinet of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 1977 to 1982. During this time, he started to study conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, where his classmates included Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. In 1982, he won the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors.
Vänskä became principal guest conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1985, and chief conductor in 1988. He concluded his tenure with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and is now the orchestra's Conductor Laureate. His complete set of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, also on the BIS label, has garnered widespread acclaim. He has recorded extensively with the Lahti orchestra for the BIS label, including music by Kalevi Aho, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Bernhard Crusell, Uuno Klami, Tauno Marttinen, Robert Kajanus, Sofia Gubaidulina, Joonas Kokkonen, Jan Sandström, Jean Sibelius, and Fredrik Pacius.
Vänskä was chief conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1996.

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Kullervo, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo Goes to War: Alla marcia [Allegro molto] - Vivace - PrestoSibelius Edition Vol 3 - Voice & Orchestra10:12
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Kullervo, Op. 7: V. Kullervo's Death: AndanteSibelius Edition Vol 3 - Voice & Orchestra12:31
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Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6: III. Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)Classical Violin Hits9:38
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Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104: III. Poco vivaceSibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Karelia - Lemminkäinen - Violin Concerto3:24
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Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderatoSibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Karelia - Lemminkäinen - Violin Concerto8:37
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Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82 (Final 1919 version): II. Andante mosso, quasi allegrettoSibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Karelia - Lemminkäinen - Violin Concerto8:47
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Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82 (Original 1915 version): II. Allegro commodoSibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Karelia - Lemminkäinen - Violin Concerto5:19
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Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con motoRelaxing with Beethoven5:07
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Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67: Iii. AllegroBeethoven, Van L.: Symphonies Nos. 4 And 5 (Minnesota Orchestra, Vanska)4:45
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Islossningen i Ulea alv (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River), Op. 30: Islossning i Ulea alv (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River), Op. 30Sibelius Edition Vol 3 - Voice & Orchestra11:01
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