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Male Voice Choir Muntra Musikanter  

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MM is a prominent Finnish male voice choir located in Helsinki. The letters MM stand for Muntra Musikanter – ‘Merry Musicians’ – and the name is taken from the choir’s own honorary song. The founding members initially named their chorus “P.C.” which was short for Petersburg Concert. The name referred to a planned concert trip to St Petersburg, which never materialized. The choir survived, and gave its first performance May 11th 1878 and later took the name Sällskapet MM (MM Society). Today, MM still stands as a well-known and popular male choir, regularly giving well received concerts both home and abroad. MM is a highly active choir with approximately 100 members. Henrik Wikström is the conductor of MM since 2010. He is also the conductor of the Federation of Swedish-speaking Male Choirs of Finland. Henrik was awarded with the Pro Musica prize in 1998.

Live Dates

25/02/2017   The Arts Desk

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
"The arrival of soprano Cyndia Sieden and baritone Bo Skovhus near the movement’s close induces goose pimples"
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01/01/2017   Gramophone

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 'The Earth Anew'
"New music of a very, very high quality in a thrilling performance – and we have Storgårds to thank for both"
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01/12/2016   Classica

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
3/4 Stars

"Conductor John Storgårds, a zealous herald of contemporary North-European music, knows how to captivate the Helsinki Philharmonic and the choirs, bringing them to a rare degree of accomplishment."
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30/11/2016   Kristeligt Dagblad

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Eart Anew
4/6 Stars

"Monumental in ambition and structure, this work is for all the curious music lovers, who are not afraid to explore uncharted symphonic waters."
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20/10/2016   Politiken

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
4/6 Hjerter

"A dark giant opus, in which the orchestra creaks and cracks like tectonic plates moving, while the music trickles like water and deep notes make their way into underwater caves"
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30/09/2016   David’s Review Corner

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN Symfoni nr. 2 The Earth Anew
"Another major success"
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26/09/2016   Seismograf

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
"Rasmussen is a master of the many timbral possibilities of the orchestra; he is also well-schooled in the symphonic tradition of the 20th century, and in many places he manages to continue this tradition very well"
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Discography

Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
Sunleif Rasmussen

CD 8.226175 (2016)


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