Usko Meriläinen

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Usko Meriläinen (January 27, 1930 – November 12, 2004) was a Finnish composer. He was born in Tampere.

In 1954 his Partita for Brass won the Thor Johnson composition competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

His works include:

  • Symphony No. 1 (composed 1953–1955)
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (1955)
  • Concerto for Orchestra (No. 1) (1956)[2]
  • Viimeiset kiusaukset (1959, incidental music)[1]
  • Arius (ballet) (composed 1958–1960)
  • Trauerlied for viola solo (1962)
  • Epyllion (1963)
  • Symphony No. 2 (1964)
  • Musique du Printemps (1969)
  • Symphony No. 3 (1971)
  • Concerto per 13 (1971)[2]
  • Psyche (ballet) (1973)
  • Alasin (The Anvil, Symphony No.4, Electronic Symphony) (1975)
  • Symphony No. 5 (1976)
  • Ku–gu–ku (1979)
  • Exodus (1988)
  • Aikaviiva (Timeline) (Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra) (1989)
  • Guitar Concerto (1990)[1]
  • Kirje sellistille (Letter to the cellist) (1990)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1992)[1]
  • Summer Concerto ”Geasseija niehku” for string orchestra (1993-4)[2]
  • Kehrä (The Spindle) (1996) [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hillila, Ruth-Esther; Hong, Barbara Blanchard (1997). Historical dictionary of the music and musicians of Finland at Google Books, pages 260-1. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-27728-1.
  2. ^ a b c d Korhonen, Kimmo. "Works for Orchestra by Usko Meriläinen". FMIC. Retrieved 16 March 2009. [dead link]

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