The Tapiola Sinfonietta has a discography with more than 70 titles which have been very well received by both Finnish and foreign critics. These discs, publisehed mainly for the labels BIS and Ondine, have been of great importance to the shaping of the orchestra’s international profile. The most recent discs are one containing works by Magnus Lindberg, Sven-Erik Tüur and Camille Saint-Saëns. The Saint¨Saëns recording with conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow ans pianist Alexandre Kantorow has won several international awards, among them Diapason d´Or l’année  2019.

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (BIS, 2019)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 29
Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103

Alexandre Kantorow, piano
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor

Bassoon concertos: Mozart, Winter, Hummel, Rossini (Ondine, 2019)

Bassoon concertos

J. N. Hummel: Bassoon Concerto in F major, WoO 23
W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K191
P. v. Winter: Bassoon Concertino in C minor
G. Rossini: Bassoon Concerto

Jaakko Luoma, bassoon
Janne Nisonen, concertmaster
Tapiola Sinfonietta

Aave Pyykkinarulla (Alba 2019)

Aave Pyykkinarulla

Tarja Luoma, vocals
Ulla Piispanen, vocals
Matti Tegelman, vocals, contrabass and electric bass
Tapiola Sinfonietta
József Hárs, conductor
Tuula Korolainen, reading 15-29

Brahms: Symphonies 1-4, Serenades 1&2 (Sony, 2018)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Mario Venzago, conductor
Tapiola Sinfonietta

Tüür: Illuminatio, Whistles and Whispers from Uluru, Symphony No. 8 (Ondine, 2018)

Erkki-Sven Tüür (1959-)

Whistles and Whispers from Uluru
Symphony No.8

Lawrence Power, viola
Genevieve Lacey, recorders
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Olari Elts, conductor

Whittall: Northlands (Alba, 2017)

Music by Matthew Whittall:

Northlands – album for horn and strings (2009)
ad puram annihilationem meam (2008)
The return of light (2015)

Tommi Hyytinen, horn
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Nilos Schweckendiek, conductor

Anna Liisa, Opera in three acts with a prologue (Ondine, 2015)

Veli-Matti Puumala (1965-)

Act I
Act II

Helena Juntunen, soprano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Tanja Kauppinen, soprano
Ville Rusanen, baritone

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Jan Söderblom, Conductor

In the Shadow of War (BIS 2012)

In the Shadow of War 

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for cello and orchestra (1916)
Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Oration, Concerto Elegiaco for solo cello and orchestra, H 180 (1930)
Stephen Hough (1961-)
The Loneliest Wilderness, Elegy for cello and orchestra (2005)

Steven Isserlis, cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor
Hugh Wolff, conductor


Ikävä Omia Maita (MSW 2012)

Ikävä omia maita

Tapiola Sinfonietta
How Many Sisters, Vocal Trio:
Anna-Mari Kähärä
Mervi Hiltunen
Pirjo Aittomäki
Kirmo Lintinen, Conductor

reVisions (BIS 2010)


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Suite pour Violoncelle et Orchestre, arr. Sally Beamish
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Deux mélodies hébraïques, arr. Richard Tognetti
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Concertino for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op.132
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
From Jewish Life, arr. Christopher Palmer

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Steven Isserlis, cello
Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor

Weber – The Symphonies (BIS 2009)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Symphony No.2 in C major
Andante e Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and orchestra
Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra
Symphony No.1 in C major

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jaakko Luoma, bassoon
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor

Bizarre Bazaar (Ondine, 2009)

Bizarre Bazaar

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Jan Söderblom, violin and conductor 

Idylli – 20-vuotisjuhlalevy (Ondine, 2008)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide), from: Zaide
Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra K.622
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Zwölf Menuette (Twelve Minuets),
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Suite champêtre, Op. 98b
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46
Humoresque No. 4, Op. 89b
Väinö Raitio (1891-1945)
Idylli (Idyll)
Kesäkuvia Hämeestä (Summer pictures from Häme)

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Olli Mustonen, piano
Pekka Kuusisto, conductor
Olli Mustonen, conductor
Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor
Peter Schreier, conductor
John Storgårds, conductor

Juhlavuoden Sibelius-kokoomalevy / A Five-Star Sibelius Celebration (Ondine, 2007)


A Five Star Sibelius Celebration

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Opera Festival Chorus
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Karita Mattila, soprano
Olli Mustonen, piano
Ilmo Ranta, piano
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Johann Melchior Molter: Clarinet Concertos (Ondine, 2005)

Fredrik Pacius: The Princess of Cyprus (BIS 2004)

Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891)


The Princess of Cyprus (Incidental Music to the play by
Zacharias Topelius after motifs from Kalevala). Act 1-4

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jubilate Choir
Agneta Eichenholtz
Riikka Rantanen
Johan Storgård
Tom Wentzel
Tove Åman
Ulf Söderblom, Conductor

Apéritif – A French Collection for Flute and Orchestra (BIS 2002)

François Devienne (1759-1803)
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No.7 in E minor
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Concertino for Flute and Small Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Romance in D flat major, Op.37
Airs de ballet d’Ascanio: Adagio & Variation
Tarentelle in A minor, Op.6
Odelette in D major, Op.162

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Sharon Bezaly, Flute

Harri Mäki; Clarinet
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Conductor