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Encyclopedia > Einar Englund

Sven Einar Englund (June 17, 1916June 27, 1999) was a Finnish composer. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

Englund was born in Ljugam, and studied with Bengt Carlson at the Sibelius Academy. On a recommendation from Sibelius, possibly on the basis of his piano quintet ([1]) he continued his studies with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. He fought in World War II, an experience which inspired at least some of his earlier works. He died in 1999, also in Ljugam. The Sibelius Academy is a music school in Helsinki. ... Part of the Sibelius monument in Helsinki, Finland. ... A piano quintet is a chamber musical ensemble made up of one piano and four other instruments, or the name of a piece written for such a group. ... Aaron Copland (born Aaron Cohen) (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of modern tonal music as well as film music. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ...

His output includes seven symphonies of which several have nicknames (number 1, War Symphony (1946); number 2, Blackbird (1948) ([2]); number 4 for strings and percussion, Nostalgic dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Shostakovich), and number 6, Aphorisms; two piano concertos, concertos for flute, clarinet, violin and cello, incidental music to The Great Wall of China, film scores including The Reindeer, and chamber music including the piano quintet (1941), a string quartet (1985, first performed 1986) ([3], [4])), and a wind quintet. A symphony is an extended piece of music usually for orchestra and comprising several movements. ... Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich   listen? (Russian: ) (September 25, 1906 – August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... A wind quintet, also sometimes known as a woodwind quintet, is a group of five wind players (most commonly flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon). ...

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Einar Englund (1916-1999), composer, pianist, composition teacher and music critic, studied composition and orchestration at the Sibelius Academy.
Englund was a great concert pianist and skilled improviser, which influenced his style possibly more than anything else; his works are the product of true and practical musicianship.
Einar Englund's brightest youth was spent at the front and he once said that all his music is in some way about the war.
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