Yearly archive 1995

Sibelius Eight. What happened to it?

Sibelius completed his Seventh Symphony in the first half of 1924. From then onwards he composed, in addition to many smallscale works, some incidental music for Shakespeare's play The Tempest (1925) and his symphonic poem Tapiola (1926). He later arranged the Tempest music to form two orchestral suites (1927). Having completed these, he became enveloped...
From lament to success story: the Society of Finnish Composers at 50

From lament to success story: the Society of Finnish Composers at 50

Finnish composers got together to form a society immediately after the war, in 1945. The following is a resume of the history of the first half decade of the Society of Finnish Composers, written in 1995 by Erkki Salmenhaara (1941–2002), at the time Associate Professor of Music at the University of Helsinki.

P.H. Nordgren: Being a composer in Finland – An Ostrobothnian perspective

”Being a composer in Finland" means above all capturing the intellectual mood, and this also involves an understanding of the country's own traditions.