A fresh look at the work and its composer with implications beyond Sibelius himself into the entire repertory of Post-Wagnerian symphonic composition.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Sibelius and the problem of 'Modernism'; 2. The crisis, 1909-1914: 'Let's let the world go its own way'; 3. Reassessed compositional principles, 1912-1915: the five key concepts; 4. Of Heaven's door and migrating swans: composing a confession of faith; 5. Musical process and architecture: a proposed overview; 6. Editions and performance tempos: a brief note.
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