Toivo Kuula

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Toivo Kuula

Toivo Kuula (born July 7, 1883 in Alavus , Vaasa , † May 18, 1918 in Viipuri ) was a Finnish composer .

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.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. TOMI MÄKELÄ: Art. Kuula, Toivo . In: Laurenz Lütteken (Ed.): MGG Online . Kassel, Stuttgart, New York 2016.