Tim Howell's After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music PDF

By Tim Howell

ISBN-10: 0754651770

ISBN-13: 9780754651772

over the past 20 years, the remainder of the area has come to target the song of Finland. The doubtless disproportionate artistic strength from this small kingdom defies ordinary traits within the construction of classical track. Tim Howell presents an enticing research into Finnish song and combines parts of composer biography and designated research in the broader context of cultural and nationwide id. The ebook involves a set of 8 person composer stories that examine the ancient place and compositional features of a consultant collection of best figures, starting from the start of the 20 th century to the current day. those possibly self-contained reports join a bigger photograph, and is the reason the Sibelian legacy, the impact of this huge impact on next generations and its lasting results: an the world over acclaimed university of up to date track. Outlining a selected viewpoint on modernism, Howell presents a cautious stability among biographical and analytical issues to permit the paintings to be obtainable to the non-specialist. every one composer examine bargains a feeling of evaluation via increasingly more element. shut readings of chosen orchestral works supply a spotlight, whereas the constitution of every research comprises the several degrees of engagement anticipated through a large readership. The composers into account 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 area of expertise and the full phenomenon of why this kind of small country is compositionally so energetic, is of wide-ranging value. Drawing jointly numerous strands to emerge from those person personalities, Howell explores the Finnish angle to new track, in either its composition and reception, uncovering an enlightened view of the worth of creativity from which

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