Sibelius: The Orchestral Works : an Owner's Manual

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Jan 1, 2007 - Music - 190 pages
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John Sibelius was not only considered Finland's greatest composer, he was one of the most distinctive and appealing musical voices in the first half of the 20th century. This book examines over 80 individual orchestral pieces, from songs and choruses to symphonies, overtures, and theatrical music.
 

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Contents

The Outsiders Advantage
3
Sibelius the Orchestra and the Natural World
11
Melody Rhythm and Movement
27
Symphonies and Violin Concerto
43
Sibelius and the Symphony
45
Introducing Erkki Melartin 18751937
48
Kullervo Symphony 1892
49
Lemminkainen Suite Four Legends Op 22 189S
59
Symphony No 6 1923
119
Symphony No 7 1924
125
Tone Poems Shorter Works Theatrical Music
131
Symphonic Poems
133
Introducing Magnus Lindberg b 1958
138
Introducing Vaino Raitio 18911945
142
Introducing Einojuhani Rautavaara b 1928
149
Short Works and Vocal Settings with Orchestra
155

Introducing Uuno Klami 19001961
63
Symphony No 1 1899
71
Symphony No 2 1902
81
Violin Concerto 19031905
89
Introducing Einar Englund 19161999
93
Symphony No 3 1907
95
Symphony No 4 1911
105
Introducing Joonas Kokkonen 19211996
112
Symphony No 5 19151919
113
Introducing Pehr Henrik Nordgren b 1944
166
Theatrical Works and Suites
167
Aarre Merikanto 18931958
174
Introducing Aulis Sallinen b 1935
177
Introducing Kalevi Aho b 1949
179
The Golden Silence of Jarvenpaa
187
CD Track Listing
189
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David Hurwitz is founder and executive editor of Classicstoday.com, a daily classical music magazine.

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