Yearly archive 1992
Finnish through and through – Kullervo by Jean Sibelius

Finnish through and through – Kullervo by Jean Sibelius

"Kullervo is a five-movement composition which depicts the main events from the (Kalevala) hero's life. The depiction is so vivid and so completely Finnish that at every point the work overflows with the grave and melancholy spirit of old Finland. We must marvel at the fact that Mr Sibelius has kept to the same very...
What is "Finnish" in Finnish music?

What is “Finnish” in Finnish music?

"The 'Finnish element' - if indeed it even exists in the empirical sense - is no unique property; it is the sum of numerous factors each weighted in a different way", wrote Mikko Heiniö in his analytical article in FMQ 2/1992.