He first studied music theory and violin in Helsinki, later composition, among others with Jean Sibelius , on whose recommendation he made further positions in Bologna , Leipzig and Paris . His works are heavily influenced by Jean Sibelius and Gabriel Fauré . You can hear a fusion of Finnish and French impressionism in some of his pieces . His oeuvre is large and ranges from works for piano to chamber music to large-scale choral works (for example "Stabat mater").
Kuula, whose last name is the Finnish word for bullet , was shot dead by a Conservative officer in an argument in 1918.
- TOMI MÄKELÄ: Art. Kuula, Toivo . In: Laurenz Lütteken (Ed.): MGG Online . Kassel, Stuttgart, New York 2016.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Finnish composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 7, 1883|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Alavus , Vaasa|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 18, 1918|
|Place of death||Viipuri|