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    Tubin is indeed well worth hearing, I'd say one of the essential twentieth century symphonists. I had the Sinfonietta on in the car on the way to work this morning!!

    However, considering him a Swede is pushing it, I reckon, even if he spent his last forty years there, and took citizenship. He is Estonian to the core. And I think many of his later in life influences remained closer to the Soviet roots (Prokofiev et al) rather than the Scandinavian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pickett View Post
    Tubin is indeed well worth hearing, I'd say one of the essential twentieth century symphonists. I had the Sinfonietta on in the car on the way to work this morning!!

    However, considering him a Swede is pushing it, I reckon, even if he spent his last forty years there, and took citizenship. He is Estonian to the core. And I think many of his later in life influences remained closer to the Soviet roots (Prokofiev et al) rather than the Scandinavian.
    I think Tubin's Sixth Symphony has Prokofievian touches, true enough, but I cannot really say that regarding, for instance, his Tenth, which is Estonian in atmosphere, but with Nordic touches here and there. Even his Sinfonietta evokes Grieg somewhat.

    But yes, in the final analysis, Tubin remained Estonian to the core.
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