Set of six piano works, the first of which was commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall in London as a birthday present for Pierre Boulez in 2000. The composer then continued the series so that the whole set was completed before the year was out. Magnus Lindberg comments, 'Jubilees was a challenging assignment because it meant I was, as it were, able to uncork the problem of short form. Jubilees marks the beginning of a new strand in my output. It is the first of my works to be made up of short movements, and the six movements together form a harmonious entity. There are very diverse pianistic solutions in the suite. It bears a distant relation to Debussy's and Chopin's studies since they too operate on clearly defined textures.'