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1 Aulis Sallinen: Iron age, Kullervo Vesa Matteo Piludu, 2011 Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Musicology University of Helsinki

2 Aulis Sallinen: Iron Age Rauta-Aika ( ) Rauta-aika 1982 TV-Movie Director: Kalle Holmberg Music : Aulis Sallinen Shamanic interpretation Script by Paavo Haavikko: poet International boom: broadcasted in more than 20 counries Price: Prix Italia in1982

3 Rauta-Aika: structure Decriptive, visual music Orchestral version In CD: Aulis Sallinen, Songs of Life and Death 1. Wedding procession of Ilmari and Golden Women 2. The song of Aino 3. Lemminki in Pohjola 4. Lemminki hunts Hiisi’s Elk 5. Lemminki in Tuonela 6. Väinö’s Song 7. Lemminki and the Maiden of Saari

4 Aulis Sallinen: opera Kullervo (1986–1988, presented in 1992) Sallinen is famous for his operas Kullervo presented in Los Angeles in 1992

5 Kullervo di Sallinen Ourth opera by Sallinen libretto written by Sallinen’s itself Inspired by the drama of Aleksis Kivi (1864) and Kalevala’s Songs There are new characters New dialogues Kalevalian world isn’t romantic o idealized Pagan world, rude, clans’ violent revenges No justice system No riconciliation after the conflicts The revenge is not personal but collective: Kullervo and his enemies destry entire clans

6 Sallinen’s Kullervo Second act: The bild singer sing in a kind of jazz style “a story in the story” (the sister’s fate) Key idea: fire (the family house is burned) and stone (Ilmarinen’s wife puts a stone in Kullervo’s bread … the stone will break Kullervo family’s knife… the only thing survived from the slauthering of his family Kullervo’s hart is burning (revenge’s flame) and is hard as a stone Tragic figure, monster-man Emotive moments: Mother’s love when she meets Kullervo again Erotic relation with the sistyer Friendship between Kullervo and Kimmo

7 Kullervo di Sallinen Opera / Sallinen - Kullervo - Act1, Sc.2 Smith's Young Wife Versione tedesca Stefan Röttig: Kullervo-Blind Singer

8 Jaakko Kuusisto – Koirien Kalevala Dogs’ Kalevala ed=1 ed=1 Inspired by the children book Again, magic is the main topic


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