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Kokkonen, Joonas

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1996 AD
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1921 – Born on the 21st of November in Iisalmi, Finland.

1948 – 1958 – His compositions are divided into three style periods: a neo-classical early style.

1960 – His first success was his 1st symphony.

1975 – The climax of his career as a composer was when his Opera "The Last Temptations" was created.

1977 – 1981 – His last masterpieces were "…durch einen spiegel…" and "Requiem".

1983 – It has been performed for over 500 times around the world, also in the Metropolitan Opera.

1996 – Died on the 2nd of October in Finland.