Matti Hirvikangas, viola

Matti Hirvikangas (b. 1953) studied viola under the direction of such teachers as Bruno Giuranna at the Detmold Academy of Music. Since then he has served as Principal Viola with the Oslo Opera, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and presently with the Finnish National Opera. Hirvikangas has earned a reputation as an eminent chamber musician and has, for many years, lent his support to the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and served as a member of the Jean Sibelius Quartet.

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Johannes Brahms

Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 3

Ralf Gothóni, piano

Peter Csaba, violin

Matti Hirvikangas, viola

Frans Helmerson, cello

ODE 843-2

Released 04/1995

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Jean Sibelius
Early Chamber Music Vol. 2

Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Raija Kerppo, piano
Jean Sibelius Quartet
ODE 850-2

Released 08/1995

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Richard Strauss
Gustav Mahler/Alfred Schnittke
Piano Quartets

Ralf Gothóni, piano
Mark Lubotsky, violin
Matti Hirvikangas, viola
Martti Rousi, cello
ODE 840-2

Released 01/1995

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Alexander von Zemlinsky
Clarinet Trio, Op. 3
Max Bruch
Eight Pieces, Op. 83

Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Matti Hirvikangas, viola
Martti Rousi, cello
Arto Satukangas, piano
ODE 760-2

Released 04/1991

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