* Leading composer of the middle generation of Finnish composers * Particularly acclaimed for his symphonies (16 to date) and concertos * Studied with Rautavaara in Helsinki and Blacher in Berlin * While composing worked as music lecturer at Helsinki University and the Sibelius Academy, before becoming a full-time freelance composer in 1993 * Moved from neo-classicism through more modernist idioms to a post-modern style * Music contrasts wide-ranging moods, styles and genres * Symphonic works often follow an 'abstract drama', similar to that in his operatic scores * Series of recordings on the BIS label Works by Kalevi Aho include: Symphony No.5 (1975-76) Insect Life (1985-87) opera Clarinet Concerto (2006)
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