Category Archives: The New Grove

Suilamo, Harri

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated and revised, 31 January 2014 (b Salo, March 22, 1954). Finnish composer. He studied musicology at the University of Turku (MA 1982) and from 1982 to 1987 he studied composition with Heininen at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He … Continue reading

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Linkola, Jukka

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated and revised, 31 January 2014 (b Helsinki, July 21, 1955). Finnish pianist, composer and conductor. He studied the piano and music theory at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki from 1972 to 1980. From 1974 he worked as a rehearsal pianist and from 1979 … Continue reading

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Länsiö, Tapani

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated, 31 January 2014 (b Helsinki, Oct 22, 1953). Finnish composer and choral conductor . He studied composition with Kokkonen and Heininen at the Sibelius Academy, where he took his diploma in music theory in 1988 and where he began teaching in 1979, … Continue reading

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Meriläinen, Usko

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated, 31 January 2014 (b Tampere, Jan 27, 1930; d Tampere, Nov 12, 2004). Finnish composer. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (1951–6), taking diplomas in conducting with Funtek and composition with Merikanto; he also studied with Krenek … Continue reading

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Jokinen, Erkki

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated, 31 January 2014 (b Janakkala, Oct 16, 1941). Finnish composer. He studied with Kokkonen and Bergman at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and with Ton de Leeuw in Bilthoven in 1971. A teacher of music theory and … Continue reading

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Aho, Kalevi

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated, 22 October 2008 (b Forssa, March 9, 1949). Finnish composer. He studied composition with Einojuhani Rautavaara at the Sibelius Academy (diploma, 1971) and in Berlin with Boris Blacher(1971–2). From 1974 to 1988 he taught music theory at the Helsinki University … Continue reading

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Lindberg, Magnus

(b Helsinki, 27 June 1958). Finnish composer. He studied piano (Maija Helasvuo and Sebök) and composition (Rautavaara and Heininen) at the Sibelius Academy (1977–81), continued his studies of composition with Globokar and Grisey in Paris (1981–2) and attended courses by … Continue reading

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Salonen, Esa-Pekka

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated, 28 February 2002; updated works list, 27 November 2002 (b Helsinki, June 30, 1958). Finnish conductor and composer. He entered the Sibelius Academy as a horn student of Fransman in 1973, graduating in 1977. That year he founded the avant-garde … Continue reading

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Helsinki

(Swed. Helsingfors). Capital of Finland. Founded in 1550 as a trading station by the King of Sweden, Helsinki was destroyed by the Russians during the Great Nordic War in 1713. It begun to recover only at the end of the … Continue reading

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Finland [Suomi]

Country in northern Europe. I. Art music 1. The Middle Ages. Christian influence had begun to infiltrate the provinces north of the Baltic during the late Viking era, before 1000. It was not until the second half of the 12th … Continue reading

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