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From Sibelius to Sallinen

Author : Lisa S. De Gorog
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This comprehensive study of the evolution of Finnish art music traces the development of Sibelius's musical language and the impact of Finnish history, culture, and nationalism on it while asserting the importance of rhythm and the germ motif technique as cornerstones of Sibelius's works. The impact of folk music on melody, phrase construction, and harmony; Sibelius's position as found of Finnish art music; and the evolution of Sibelian trends in younger Finnish composers are thoroughly detailed. A discography provides ready access and complete information on the works.

After Sibelius Studies in Finnish Music

Author : Tim Howell
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During the last twenty years, the rest of the world has come to focus on the music of Finland. The seemingly disproportionate creative energy from this small country defies prevalent trends in the production of classical music. Tim Howell provides an engaging investigation into Finnish music and combines elements of composer biography and detailed analysis within the broader context of cultural and national identity. The book consists of a collection of eight individual composer studies that investigate the historical position and compositional characteristics of a representative selection of leading figures, ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. These potentially self-contained studies subscribe to a larger picture, which explains the Sibelian legacy, the effect of this considerable influence on subsequent generations and its lasting consequences: an internationally acclaimed school of contemporary music. Outlining a particular perspective on modernism, Howell provides a careful balance between biographical and analytical concerns to allow the work to be accessible to the non-specialist. Each composer study offers a sense of overview followed by progressively more detail. Close readings of selected orchestral works provide a focus, while the structure of each analysis accommodates the different levels of engagement expected by a wide readership. The composers under consideration are Aarre Merikanto, Erik Bergman, Joonas Kokkonen, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Aulis Sallinen, Paavo Heininen, Kaija Saariaho and Magnus Lindberg. The concluding discussion of issues of national distinctiveness and the whole phenomenon of why such a small nation is compositionally so active, is of wide-ranging significance. Drawing together various strands to emerge from these individual personalities, Howell explores the Finnish attitude to new music, in both its composition and reception, uncovering an enlightened view of the value of creativity from which

After Sibelius

Author : Tim Howell
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The seemingly disproportionate creative energy from the small country of Finland defies prevalent trends in the production of classical music. Tim Howell provides an engaging investigation into Finnish music and combines elements of composer biography and

Jean Sibelius

Author : Tomi Makela
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Mäkelä's study brings together German, Nordic and Anglo-American work on Sibelius, and synthesizes these various strands of Sibelius reception into a single coherent critical narrative.

Jean Sibelius

Author : Glenda Dawn Goss
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland

Author : Ruth-Esther Hillila
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Presents a broad spectrum of entries on Finnish music and musicians, most not previously available in English, ranging from the pre-Christian period to the present.

Encyclopedia of Nationalism Two Volume Set

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Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. It is the only encyclopedic study of nationalism available today. Key Features * International Editorial Board * Articles begin with short glossaries and conclude with short bibliographies of titles essential for further reading * Website devoted to project at www.academicpress.com/nations

Nordic Art Music

Author : Frederick Key Smith
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Covers composers, styles, and works that are part of Northern Europe's rich and largely underappreciated musical heritage.

The Harvard Dictionary of Music

Author : Willi Apel
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This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)

The Harvard Dictionary of Music

Author : Don Michael Randel
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This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.