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Kokkonen, Joonas

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Composers


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.


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