• Markku Klami
  • Etudes (2021)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • gtr
  • 25 min

Programme Note

Etudes for guitar continues my long collaboration with the Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola. The
initial idea for a set of new etudes for guitar came up in a conversation I had with Kleemola back in
2017. Our mutual point of view was that contemporary music doesn’t play a substantial part in the
repertoire of students in music institutes. In fact, the vast and rich oeuvre of today’s composers is
something that students only come across during their academic studies in music. As we see it, the
situation is more or less the same around the world. Our wish was to address this issue and
contribute to the availability of contemporary music in the repertoires of students, also younger