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Sibelius A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland

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ISBN-10: 022600547X

ISBN-13: 9780226005478

Edition: 2012

Authors: Glenda Dawn Goss

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One of the twentieth century’s greatest composers, Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) virtually stopped writing music during the last thirty years of his life. Recasting his mysterious musical silence and his undeniably influential life against the backdrop of Finland’s national awakening,Sibeliuswill be the definitive biography of this creative legend for many years to come. Glenda Dawn Goss begins her sweeping narrative in the Finland of Sibelius’s youth, which remained under Russian control for the first five decades of his life. Focusing on previously unexamined events, Goss explores the composer’s formative experiences as a Russian subject and a member of the Swedish-speaking Finnish minority.…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 549
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface: Methods and Miracles, Debts and Confessions
Practical Questions: Names and References
Towns and Place-Names
a window to the world
The Autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire
Finland's Nature: V�rt Land? Our Land
Pillars of Finnish Identity
Nineteenth-Century Finland: Sc�nes historiques
Imperial Helsinki
From Russian Empire to Musical Empire
her�� suomi!? awake, finland!
Finland from Afar
Young Finland and the Carelian Call to Arms
Science, Art, and Symbolism
Of Sagas and Springtime
Aphrodite and the National Project
National Aspirations and Symbolist Angst
The Politics of the Theatrical
From Russia but Not with Love
The Finnish Resistance
A New Millennium: Helsinki, Paris, the World!
Italian Classicism and Finnish Nationalism
Country Living and the Finnish National Movement 1905: The Crucial Hour
taide kuuluu kaikille? art belongs to all
Connections East and West
Proletarians versus Bourgeoisie
Turning Points
Onward, Ye Powerful People!
The Militaristic State
Might Makes Right: The 1930s
The Close