Sibelius Volume III: 1914-1957

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Faber & Faber, 19.4.2012 - 358 sivua

Erik Tawaststjerna embarked on his monumental and acclaimed study of Jean Sibelius's life and music in 1960 and it occupied him for over a quarter of a century. His study differs from other work on the composer in one important respect: he had unrestricted access to the composer's papers, diaries and letters as well as the advantage of numerous conversations with the composer's widow and other members of the family. Thus his researches can justifiably claim to have thrown entirely fresh light on the great Finnish composer. Far from the remote personality of the Sibelius legend, Sibelius emerges as a highly colourful figure.

This third volume traces the composer's career from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, which found him poised on the brink of the Fifth Symphony, through to his death in 1957. It traces the genesis of the Fifth Symphony and gives a vivid portrait of Finland during the early years of independence and civil war. Tawaststjerna relates in fascinating detail the composer's financial plight during these years and his struggles with his own psyche. We follow his career through to the Seventh Symphony and Tapiola, and the increasingly corrosive streak of self-criticism which blighted Sibelius's last years and resulted in the destruction of the Eighth Symphony.

Translated by Robert Layton, himself a Sibelius specialist, this is a compelling and insightful account of the music of one of the twentieth century's greatest composers.

 

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Title Page Translators Foreword
War and Isolation
The Genesis of the Fifth Symphony
My best years
Difficile est satiram non scribere
Interregnum
Year of Revolution
Civil
Carpelans Death and the Fifth Symphonys Completion
The NewDecade 12 An Offer from America 13 Visit toEngland 14 1922 anda New Symphony
Sweden and theSixth Symphony
Fantasia Sinfonica
Sibelius atSixty 18 Tapiola
A Year of Hope 22 The Silence
Index About the Author Copyright
Tekijänoikeudet

Independence

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Erik Tawaststjerna (1916-93) devoted a lifetime to the study of Sibelius, and came to know him personally. After Sibelius's death in l957 he was given unrestricted access to the composer's papers. Tawaststjerna's three-volume study of Sibelius was awarded the prestigious Finlandia Prize and has been hailed as definitive.

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