After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music by Tim Howell

By Tim Howell

over the last 20 years, the remainder of the area has come to target the tune of Finland. The likely disproportionate inventive strength from this small kingdom defies standard tendencies within the construction of classical track. Tim Howell offers a fascinating research into Finnish song and combines components of composer biography and unique research in the broader context of cultural and nationwide identification. The ebook contains a set of 8 person composer experiences that examine the ancient place and compositional features of a consultant number of top figures, starting from the start of the 20th century to the current day. those in all likelihood self-contained reports join a bigger photograph, and is the reason the Sibelian legacy, the impact of this massive effect on next generations and its lasting results: an the world over acclaimed college of up to date track. Outlining a specific point of view on modernism, Howell presents a cautious stability among biographical and analytical matters to permit the paintings to be obtainable to the non-specialist. every one composer learn bargains a feeling of assessment by means of a growing number of element. shut readings of chosen orchestral works supply a spotlight, whereas the constitution of every research incorporates different degrees of engagement anticipated via a large readership. The composers into consideration are Aarre Merikanto, Erik Bergman, Joonas Kokkonen, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Aulis Sallinen, Paavo Heininen, Kaija Saariaho and Magnus Lindberg. The concluding dialogue of problems with nationwide uniqueness and the entire phenomenon of why this sort of small kingdom is compositionally so energetic, is of wide-ranging importance. Drawing jointly a number of strands to emerge from those person personalities, Howell explores the Finnish perspective to new song, in either its composition and reception, uncovering an enlightened view of the worth of creativity from which

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