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The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius

The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius

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David M. Grimley, Matti Huttunen, Glenda Dawn Goss, Stephen Downes, Jukka Tiilikainen, Arnold Whittall, James Hepokoski, Jeffrey Kallberg, Veijo Murtomäki, Ilkka Oramo, Tomi Mäkelä, Peter Franklin, Julian Anderson, Bethany Lowe, Sir Colin Davis, Osmo Vänskä
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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521894609

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  • This Companion provides an up-to-date introduction to the life and music of Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Divided into four sections, it explores Sibelius's early career, his major musical achievements, historical reception and influence, and the performance and interpretation of his work. Sibelius emerges as one of the most striking figures in twentieth-century music. The book will be of interest to performers and the general public as well as serious scholars.

    • Rare and valuable coverage of Finnish music and its cultural context
    • Accessible and varied critical approaches
    • Particular focus on Sibelius and twentieth-century music
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    "...includes especially illuminating surveys of the songs and of the miniatures..." J. Behrens, The Glenn Gould School, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Choice

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    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521894609
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 57 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Daniel M. Grimley
    Part I. Forging a Voice: Perspectives on Sibelius Biography:
    1. The national nomposer and the idea of Finnishness Matti Huttunen
    2. Vienna and the genesis of Jean Sibelius's Kullervo: 'Durchführung zum Teufel!' Glenda Dawn Goss
    Part II. Musical Works:
    3. The early symphonies: pastoral idylls, erotic anxieties and heroic subjectivities Stephen Downes
    4. The genesis of the violin concerto Jukka Tiilikainen
    5. The later symphonies Arnold Whittall
    6. 'Finlandia Awakens!': Sibelius and Finlandia James Hepokoski
    7. The tone poems: genre, landscape and structural perspective Daniel M. Grimley
    8. Finnish Modern: love, sex, and style in Sibelius's songs Jeffrey Kallberg
    9. Sibelius the miniaturist Veijo Murtomäki
    Part III. Influence and Reception:
    10. The Finnish legacy: sub umbra Sibelii Ilkka Oramo
    11. Sibelius in Germany: Wahrhaftigkeit beyond Allnatur Tomi Mäkelä
    12. Sibelius in Britain Peter Franklin
    13. Sibelius and contemporary music Julian Anderson
    Part IV. Interpreting Sibelius:
    14. Different kinds of fidelity: interpreting Sibelius on record Bethany Lowe
    15. Interpreting Sibelius Sir Colin Davis and Osmo Vänskä in conversation with Daniel M. Grimley Sir Colin Davis, Osmo Vänskä and Daniel M. Grimley.

  • Editor

    Daniel M. Grimley, University of Nottingham
    Daniel Grimley is a Lecturer in music at the University of Nottingham. He is coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to Elgar (forthcoming), and has written articles on the music of Carl Nielsen in Music Analysis and The Musical Quarterly. Current projects include books on Grieg and on landscape in Nordic Music, 1890–1930.

    Contributors

    David M. Grimley, Matti Huttunen, Glenda Dawn Goss, Stephen Downes, Jukka Tiilikainen, Arnold Whittall, James Hepokoski, Jeffrey Kallberg, Veijo Murtomäki, Ilkka Oramo, Tomi Mäkelä, Peter Franklin, Julian Anderson, Bethany Lowe, Sir Colin Davis, Osmo Vänskä

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