Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius

by Guy Rickards

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2008

  $19.95

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is perhaps Finland's most important cultural figure; his beautiful music, inspired primarily by Finnish landscapes and literature, helped to form a national identity for his homeland.

Sibelius's innovative symphonies and descriptive tone poems encapsulate the composers desire to create 'pure' music, and have become staples of the orchestral repertoire all over the world.

This intriguing biography, which includes previously unavailable material, examines the life and work of this radical yet understated composer.

ISBN:
9780714847764
9780714847764
Category:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
218x155x16mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Guy Rickards

Guy Rickards is a freelance writer on music.

He contributes regularly to numerous publications including Gramophone, Contemporary Music Review, BBC Music Magazine and the Guardian.

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