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Sibelius in the Old and New World

Aspects of His Music, Its Interpretation, and Reception


Timothy L. Jackson, Veijo Murtomäki, Colin Davis and Timo Virtanen

Contents: Gustav Djupsjöbacka: Sibelius and His Poets – Folke Gräsbeck: Jean Sibelius: The Five Complete Piano Trios – Suvi Gräsbeck. Jean Sibelius: Works for kantele – Michael S. Holmes: Jean Sibelius’s Works for torviseitsikko and the Brass Septet Tradition in Finland – Barbara Hong: The Friends of Lesko, the Dog: Sibelius, Busoni, Armas and Eero Järnefelt, Adolf Paul – Timothy Jackson: Sibelius the Political – Nors S. Josephson: Sibelius and Modern Music – Jorma Daniel Lünenbürger: Sibelius’s Berlin Period and the G minor Piano Quintet – Frederick Key Smith: Sibelius and the Influence of Classical Mythology – Hermine Weigel Williams: George (Yrjö) Sjöblom: Jean Sibelius’s Link with America – Les Black: Symmetry as Modal Abstraction: The Evolving Language of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto – Edward Laufer: On the Fourth Symphony (Third Movement) – Veijo Murtomäki: The Influence of Karelian runo Singing and kantele Playing on Sibelius’s Music – Antonin Servière: Twenty Measures of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony: A First Attempt at Stylistic Characterization – Ron Weidberg: Comparing the 1915 and the 1919 Versions of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony - From Sonic Experimentalism to Functional Synthesis – Colin Davis: Sibelius’s «Lemminkäinen in Tuonela»: The Significance of the 1896 Original Version – Tuija Wicklund: The Critical Editing of Skogsrået: Sources, Performance History, and Related Works – Timo Virtanen: Sibelius’s «Resurrection» Symphony? The Third Symphony and the «Marjatta» Oratorio – Tomi Mäkelä: The Nordic Landscape and «Extra-territoriality»: Jean Sibelius in the Context of Cultural Geography and Adorno’s Reception – Sarah Menin: Sibelius, Aalto, and the ‘Growth’ Model in Creativity and Selfmanagement – David Stern: «One thought grows out of another»: Sibelius’s Influence on Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony – Helena Tyrväinen: «La nature de primitif affiné qui le caractérise» – Sibelius’s Music in Paris and the Construction of the Nordic «Other».