After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music

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After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music, the first survey of Finnish musical modernism in English, has been highly acclaimed. Music Research Forum described it as ‘an elegant, concise and penetrating work that places this music within a larger European context while addressing the difficult question of what is ‘Finnishness’ in 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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