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ISBN-10: 1789144655
ISBN-13: 9781789144659
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 10/13/2021
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Jean Sibelius: Life, Music, Silence

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An illuminating investigation into the interdisciplinary impact of the beloved modern classical composer.

Few composers have enjoyed such critical acclaim–or longevity–as Jean Sibelius, who died in 1957 aged ninety-one. Always more than simply a Finnish national figure, an “apparition from the woods” as he ironically described himself, Sibelius’s life spanned turbulent and tumultuous events, and his work is central to the story of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. This book situates Sibelius within a rich interdisciplinary environment, paying attention to his relationship with architecture, literature, politics, and the visual arts. Drawing on the latest developments in Sibelius research, it is intended as an accessible and rewarding introduction for the general reader, and it also offers a fresh and provocative interpretation for those more familiar with his music.

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"With a new spring in his step across already familiar ground, Grimley reinvigorates the life-and-works format by vividly placing Sibelius within the ever-shifting artistic and geopolitical landscape of his time, and that of existing scholarship. Grimley's elegant fusion of 'audible' musicological detail and warm human insight will enrich the academic and general reader alike."–Hilary Finch, former music critic, Times (UK)
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ISBN-10: 1789144655
ISBN-13: 9781789144659
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 10/13/2021
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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