Leevi Madetoja

Born 17 February 1887. Died 6 October 1947
Leevi Madetoja
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1887-02-17
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Leevi Madetoja

Leevi Madetoja Biography (Wikipedia)

Leevi Antti Madetoja (17 February 1887, Oulu – 6 October 1947, Helsinki) was a Finnish composer, music critic, conductor, and teacher of the late-Romantic and early-modern periods; he is generally considered to be among the most significant Finnish composers to emerge after Jean Sibelius, under whom he studied privately from 1908–10. The core of Madetoja's oeuvre consists of a set of three symphonies (1916, 1918, and 1926), arguably the finest early-twentieth century additions to the Finnish canon of any composer, Sibelius excepted. As central to Madetoja's legacy is his opera, The Ostrobothnians (1924), dubbed Finland's "national opera" following its successful premiere and, even today, a stalwart of its repertoire. Madetoja's other notable works include an Elegia for strings (1909); The Garden of Death (1918–21), a three-movement suite for solo piano; the Japanisme ballet-pantomime, Okon Fuoko (1927); and, a second opera, Juha (1935).

Acclaimed during his lifetime, Madetoja is today seldom heard outside the Nordic countries, although his music has in recent decades enjoyed an apparent renaissance, as the recording projects of a number of Nordic orchestras and conductors evidence. His idiom is notably introverted (especially for a national Romantic composer), a blend of Finnish melancholy, folk melody from his native region Ostrobothnia, and the elegance and clarity of the French symphonic tradition, founded on César Franck and guided by Vincent d'Indy; at times, his music also reveals the influence of Sibelius.

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Overture, Op.7 (1911)
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Overture, Op.7 (1911)
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The Ostrobothnians, Suite for Orchestra (Op.52) (1923)
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The Ostrobothnians, Suite for Orchestra (Op.52) (1923)
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Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
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Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
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Dance Vision (Tanssinaky) (Op.11)
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Dance Vision (Tanssinaky) (Op.11)
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Symphonic suite (Op.4)
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Symphonic suite (Op.4)
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Comedy Overture Op.53
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Comedy Overture Op.53
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Kullervo - symphonic poem Op.15
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Kullervo - symphonic poem Op.15
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Kullervo - symphonic poem (Op.15) (1913)
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Kullervo - symphonic poem (Op.15) (1913)
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Elegy for Strings (Symphonic Suite, Op 4)
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Elegy for Strings (Symphonic Suite, Op 4)
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Symphony no. 1 in F major Op.29; 4th movement (feat. Iceland Symphony Orchestra & Petri Sakari)
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Symphony no. 1 in F major Op.29; 4th movement (feat. Iceland Symphony Orchestra & Petri Sakari)
YL Male Voice Choir & Leevi Madetoja
De Profundis, Op 56
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De Profundis, Op 56

De Profundis, Op 56

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Okon Fuoko Suite
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Okon Fuoko Suite
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Uni Kysyy uunin p??lt? (Thus Said Sleep Atop the Hearth-stone)
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Uni Kysyy uunin p??lt? (Thus Said Sleep Atop the Hearth-stone)
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Symphony no. 3 in A major Op.55
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Symphony no. 3 in A major Op.55
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Pohjalaisia [The Ostrobothnians] - suite
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Pohjalaisia [The Ostrobothnians] - suite
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De profundis; Speravit
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De profundis; Speravit
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De profundis, Op.56            
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De profundis, Op.56            
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Metsän kuninkaalle (To the King of the Forest) Op. 13 no. 6
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Metsän kuninkaalle (To the King of the Forest) Op. 13 no. 6
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Läksin Minä Kesäyönä Käymään (One night in the Summer Did I Wander), op.57/1
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Läksin Minä Kesäyönä Käymään (One night in the Summer Did I Wander), op.57/1
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