Download PDF by Tim Howell: After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music

By Tim Howell

ISBN-10: 1138257427

ISBN-13: 9781138257429

over the past 20 years, the remainder of the realm has come to target the track of Finland. The possible disproportionate artistic strength from this small kingdom defies popular tendencies within the construction of classical track. Tim Howell offers a fascinating research into Finnish tune and combines parts of composer biography and designated research in the broader context of cultural and nationwide identification. The ebook contains a set of 8 person composer stories that examine the old place and compositional features of a consultant collection of top figures, starting from the start of the 20 th century to the current day. those almost certainly self-contained experiences sign up for a bigger photo, and is the reason the Sibelian legacy, the impression of this enormous effect on next generations and its lasting results: an across the world acclaimed college of latest song. Outlining a selected standpoint on modernism, Howell offers a cautious stability among biographical and analytical issues to permit the paintings to be available to the non-specialist. every one composer examine bargains a feeling of assessment by way of an increasing number of aspect. shut readings of chosen orchestral works supply a spotlight, whereas the constitution of every research incorporates the various 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 specialty and the full phenomenon of why this type of small country is compositionally so lively, is of wide-ranging importance. Drawing jointly quite a few 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 price of creativity from which

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