Yearly archive 2005
Finnish rock’s move out to the world

Finnish rock’s move out to the world

Finland can do nothing about its geographical location and its short summers and long winters, but can it still be a fun and exciting country, full of dancing and singing?
Sibelius and Finnish-Karelian folk music

Sibelius and Finnish-Karelian folk music

Sibelius's perception of Kalevala as 'pure music, theme and variations' led him into the discovery of a unique tone system totally different from that of Schoenberg's chromatic tonality.

The national character of Soviet Karelian music

BY Pekka Suutari There has been little research in Finland into Karelian culture on the Russian side of the border during the Soviet era. From the 1920s to the 1950s we get a fragmented picture on the whole of cultural policy in the Soviet Union. Ever the victim of ideological change, Karelian culture was sometimes...