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6th International Jean Sibelius Conference



6th International Jean Sibelius Conference

Sibelius 150

With Ferruccio Tammaro, University of Turin

6th International Jean Sibelius Conference


Hämeenlinna, Finland

December 4-8, 2015




Updated on Sept. 3, 2015


Friday, Dec. 4


15:00                   Walking tour in the Hämeenlinna centre (Sibelius’s birth home, school, Hämeenlinna church)

                           Starting point: Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

18:00                   Concert (Vanaja Hall, Verkatehdas)


Saturday, Dec. 5


10:00                   Registration  (Verkatehdas)


11:00                   Opening of the conference (Vanaja Hall, Verkatehdas)


                           Erkki Korhonen (Sibelius Birth Town Foundation)

                           Timo Kenakkala (City of Hämeenlinna)

                           Eero Tarasti (University of Helsinki)


12:00-13:00  Keynote presentation I (Vanaja Hall, Verkatehdas)

                           James Hepokoski:

                            Early Sibelius, Primitivist-Modernism, 'News of War'

13:00-14:30  Lunch


14:30-16:30       Sessions IA and I B


Session IA (Kokoushuone 1/Meeting room 1, Verkatehdas)


Heikki Laitinen:

Sibelius and runo song


 Les Black:

 Dorian Departure


 Aare Tool:

 Jean Sibelius and the Modes of Limited Transposition


 Benedict Taylor:

 Monotonality and Scalar Modulation in Sibelius’s Tapiola



Session  IB (Studio, Verkatehdas)


                         Philip Ross Bullock:

Sibelius Reception in Britain, 1901–1939: Centre Periphery in the Musical Construction of the North


Laura Gray:

The Tipping Point and the Rise of the Sibelius Cult in England


Helena Tyrväinen:

Sibelius and the French Press in the 1920s: Initiatives, Mediators and Interpretations


Edward Clark:

Sibelius and contemporary composers



16:30-18:00             Break

18:00                      Reception hosted by the city of Hämeenlinna (Town Hall)

19:30                      Concert by the Sibelius Academy students (Town Hall)  


Sunday, Dec. 6


10:00-12:00  Sessions IIA and IIB


Session IIA (Kokoushuone 1/Meeting room 1, Verkatehdas


Martti Laitinen:

Why Kajanus went to St. Petersburg


Vesa Kurkela and Olli Heikkinen:

Sibelius as popular composer: Music by Sibelius in Kajanus’s  popular concerts


Vesa Sirén:

(topic to be determined)


Kaarina Kilpiö:

Soundtrack for “The New Military Branch”. Jean Sibelius’s music in Finnish propaganda films during WWII


Session IIB (Studio, Verkatehdas)


Charris Efthimiou:

On the instrumentation of bass and melody line in Jean Sibelius’s early symphonic poems (1892–1894)

Pekka Helasvuo:

The formation of the mode of expression of dynamic and articulation markings in the notation of Jean Sibelius



Data: da Ven 4 Dic 2015 a Mar 8 Dic 2015

Ingresso : Libero