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Sibelius Studies by Timothy L. Jackson
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2001, presents a portrait of Jean Sibelius as composer and man, a figure of national and international significance, patriot, husband and father. Three introductory articles explore Sibelius's reception in Finland, performance practice and recording history, and Sibelius's aesthetic position with regard to modernity. The second group of essays examines issues of ideology, sexuality and mythology, and their relationship to musical structure and compositional genesis. Studies of the Second, Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Symphonies are presented in the concluding section. Collectively, these articles address historical, theoretical and analytical issues in Sibelius's most important works. The analyses are supported by investigations of Sibelius's compositional process as documented by the manuscripts and sketches primarily in the Sibelius Collection of the Helsinki University Library. Exploring Sibelius's innovative approach to tonality, form and texture, the book delineates his unique brand of modernism, which has proven highly influential in the late twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033572
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Timothy L. Jackson
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Sibelius Studies, Hardback (January 2001)
This book, first published in 2001, presents a portrait of Sibelius as man, composer, and national and international figure.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique), Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Timothy L. Jackson
This book discusses the conception, genesis, reception, and structure of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the Pathetique.
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