Finland (Sibelius Academy) Soiva kieli vo­cal mu­sic se­ries: Fa­mous and For­got­ten

This concert will focus on the musical riches of Vienna and Paris around the turn of the twentieth century, pairing songs by composers like Mahler, Debussy and Zemlinsky with songs by women composers of the same period, whose songs have largely been overlooked.

We will present music by more established figures such as Cecile Chaminade and Lili Boulanger, and also shine a spotlight on ‘forgotten’ composers including Johanna Müller-Hermann and Augusta Holmès. This concert will feature students and staff in the departments of Vocal Arts and Piano.


  • Jenni Lättilä and Kirill Kozlovski
  • Hanna-Leena Haapamäki and Ilmo Ranta
  • Emma Hartikainen and Reetta Järä
  • Hanna Hasu and Tanja Niiranen
  • Veikko Vallinoja and Jussi Littunen


  • Richard Strauss – Die Nacht
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Waldsonne
  • Alma Mahler – Licht in der Nacht
  • Alban Berg – Nacht
  • Alma Mahler – Laue sommernacht
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Erhebung
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky – Entbietung
  • Lili Boulanger – Attente
  • Rita Strohl – Tristesse de la lune
  • Claude Debussy – Cest l’extase
  • Rita Strohl – Barcarolle
  • Maurice Ravel – Sur l’herbe
  • Alban Berg – Traumgekront
  • Richard Strauss – Schlagende Herzen
  • Johanna Muller Hermann – Nähe des Geliebten
  • Johanna Muller Hermann – An die Entfernte
  • Augusta Holmès – En Chemin
  • Franz Schreker – Die Liebe als Recensenstin
  • Cecile Chaminade – La Lune paresseuse
  • Igor Stravinsky – Un grand sommeil noir
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Warnung
  • Anton Webern – Fromm
  • Claude Debussy – Nuit d’etoiles

Soiva kieli

In Sibelius Academy’s Soiva kieli vocal music series, four lied concerts are performed each year by vocal arts and piano students. The Artistic Director of the series is Keval Shah, lecturer in Lied.

Additional information: Matti Leisma,