Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82, in Full Score

ISBN-10: 048641695X
ISBN-13: 9780486416953
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jean Sibelius
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Description: Distinguished by a simplicity and lucidity that has made it one of Sibelius’ most popular works, the Fifth Symphony, according to Grove’s, "is simply in its most characteristic manifestations, unlike any other music." Popular with concert audiences  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Distinguished by a simplicity and lucidity that has made it one of Sibelius’ most popular works, the Fifth Symphony, according to Grove’s, "is simply in its most characteristic manifestations, unlike any other music." Popular with concert audiences for its rich, deeply stirring score, the work is reprinted here unabridged from the original 1921 full-score edition.

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius personified Finnish nationalism and, through his involvement with Norse mythology and nature, heavily influenced the development of Scandinavian music. Sibelius studied in Helsinki, Berlin, and Vienna, returning to Finland in the early 1890s to compose the Kullervo Symphony (1892), based on the Finnish epic Kalevala. Shortly thereafter, Sibelius wrote En Saga, or "a legend," one of his most remarkable pieces. Finlandia (1899) became the musical symbol of Finland in the wars and political struggles with Germany and the Soviet Union. Sibelius ceased to compose music after 1927. His symphonies and tone poems are heard frequently and are valued for their unique sonorities and formal logic.

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