2017 in Scandinavian music

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The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened in Scandinavian music in 2017.
(Go to last year in Scandinavian music or next year in Scandinavian music.)


Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 5 - Royal Danish Opera announces that its artistic director, Sven Müller, will leave his position in 2017, three years ahead of schedule.[1] Müller is believed to have resigned because of financial cuts.[2]
  • 18 – It is announced that Finland's Esa-Pekka Salonen has withdrawn as music director of the Ojai Music Festival for 2018 because of his composition schedule, and will be replaced by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, ahead of her originally scheduled season in 2020.[3]
  • 21Hot Club de Norvège headline at the annual Djangofestival at Cosmopolite in Oslo, Norway.[4]
  • 28

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 8 – It is reported that Norwegian Eurovision jury member Per Sundnes has been replaced by Erland Bakke, after the Irish delegation complained about public comments that suggested he was prejudiced against their entry.[16]
  • 9
  • 13 – In the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Sweden finish in 5th place, Norway 10th and Denmark 20th, whilst Finland and Iceland fail to qualify for the final.
  • 15 - The Swedish Chamber Orchestra appoints Martin Fröst its principal conductor effective from 2019, with an initial contract of 3 seasons.[19]
  • 18 - Gita Kadambi is appointed general director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet announces the appointment of as its next general director, effective January 2018. Kadambi will stand down from her post as general manager of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.[20]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 6 – The Copenhagen World Music Festival opens, running until 10 September.[37]
  • 11 – Our Festival (Meidän Festivaali in Finnish) starts by Lake Tuusula, Finland, running until September 17.[38]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
6 Pentagon Tapes Dag Arnesen Losen Records [45]
10 Ivory Stone / Hof Misþyrming & Sinmara Terratur Possessions 10" EP [46]
13 Politur Passiarer Scheen Jazzorkester & Audun Kleive Losen Records [47]
In the Passing Light of Day Pain of Salvation Inside Out Music [48]
20 Chromola 1982 (Nils Økland, Sigbjørn Apeland, Øyvind Skarbø) Heilo [49]
Music to Draw to: Satellite Kid Koala featuring Emiliana Torrini Kid Koala Productions [50]
Vit Christer Fredriksen Losen Records Produced by Christer Fredriksen [51]
27 Quiet Dreams Hilde Hefte Ponca Jazz Records [52]
Godspeed Morten Schantz Edition Records Produced by Morten Schantz with Kristian Thomsen [53]
Meet Me At The Movies Viktoria Tolstoy ACT Music Produced by Nils Landgren executive producer Siggi Loch [54]
Potsdamer Platz Jan Lundgren ACT Music Produced by Siggi Loch [55]
28 Stereotomic Nypan Losen Records [56]

February[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
10 The High Heat Licks Against Heaven Nidingr not known [57]
24 The Roc Daniel Herskedal Edition Records Produced by Daniel Herskedal [58]
Helluva Trollfest Napalm Records [59]
Mitt liv Charlotte Perrelli Stockhouse [60]

March[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
3 For You Léon Columbia [61]
7 Animals Megalodon Collective Jazzland Recordings [62]
10 Hulluuden Highway Haloo Helsinki! Sony [63]
17 So Good Zara Larsson Epic Records [64]
31 Revelation For Personal Use Anneli Drecker Rune Grammofon Produced by Anneli Drecker [65]
The Venomous Nightrage Despotz Records [66]

April[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
14 Forces of the Northern Night Dimmu Borgir not known Live album [67]
28 Fanatiko Barathrum not known [68]

May[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
not known Can't Steal the Music Aura Dione Island, Universal, Koolmusic
Slør (English version) Eivør Pálsdóttir not known [69]
8 Endless Summer Sóley Morr Music [70]
12 Good Times Mando Diao Good Times [71]
26 Berdreyminn Sólstafir unknown [72]
Liberetto III Lars Danielsson ACT Music With Gregory Privat, John Parricelli and Magnus Öström [73]

June[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
23 Helsinki Vampire Jyrki 69 unknown [74]
30 Velocity Waveshaper unknown 6-track EP [75]

July[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
14 Long Live Life Francobollo Square Leg Records [76]
Kinder Versions Mammút unknown

August[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
25 Live at Masters of Rock Korpiklaani Nuclear Blast Live album [77]
Born From Fire The Quill Metalville [78]

September[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
15 Åra Erlend Apneseth Trio Hubro Produced by Andreas R Meland and Erlend Apneseth Trio [79]
Anatude Antti Tuisku Warner Music Finland Tuisku's fifth #1 album in Finland [80]
Clocks Erland Dahlen Hubro Produced by Erland Dahlen [81]
29 Everybody Loves Angels Bugge Wesseltoft ACT Produced by Siggi Loch with the artist [82]
Pastor´n Asmundsen & Co Losen Produced by Tine Asmundsen and Vidar Johansen. All compositions by Einar “Pastor´n” Iversen. [83]

October[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
27 Good Stuff Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius ACT Produced by Siggi Loch [84]

November[edit]

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
3 Kids in Love Kygo Sony [85]
24 Vista August Rosenbaum unknown [86]
Før vi mødte dig Rasmus Seebach ArtPeople [87]
Kong Vinter Taake unknown [88]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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  89. ^ Nekrolog: Ståle Wikshåland (in Norwegian)
  90. ^ Den verdensberømte violinist Svend Asmussen er død (in Danish)
  91. ^ Ruotsalainen black metal -legenda Tony "It" Särkkä on kuollut 45-vuotiaana (in Finnish)
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  93. ^ Andlát: Jórunn Viðar tónskáld (in Icelandic)
  94. ^ Lars ”Dille” Diedricson är död (in Swedish)
  95. ^ Laulaja Barbara Helsingius on kuollut (in Finnish)
  96. ^ Sven-Erik Magnusson är död (in Swedish)
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  98. ^ Pan Sonic founder and noise icon Mika Vainio has died aged 53
  99. ^ Elektronisen musiikin uranuurtaja Erkki Kurenniemi on kuollut (in Finnish)
  100. ^ Hitmageren fra Giro 413 er død (in Danish)
  101. ^ Jan Høiland er død (in Norwegian)
  102. ^ Egil Monn-Iversen er død (in Norwegian)
  103. ^ Egil Kapstad er død (in Norwegian)
  104. ^ Swedish composer Folke Rabe dies aged 81
  105. ^ Visesanger Jan Arvid Johansen er død: - Minnene etter levd liv i lag er mange og gode (in Norwegian)
  106. ^ Tonsättaren Ingvar Lidholm död (in Swedish)
  107. ^ Rock-Boris är död (in Swedish)
  108. ^ Trompeteren Atle Hammer er død (in Norwegian)
  109. ^ Ilkka ”Emu” Lehtinen 1947–2017 (in Finnish)
  110. ^ Pentti ‘Whitey’ Glan, drummer for Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, dies
  111. ^ Halvard Magne Kausland (in Norwegian)