The Evolvement of the Musical Life in Tampere 1900-1940

Music researcher Markus Mantere examines musical life in Tampere.

Introduction

“The Evolvement of the Musical Life in Tampere 1900–1940” is Markus Mantere’s research project. The musical life in Tampere was built on the financial and ideological support of industry owners, revenue provided by business life, as well as the support of the workers’ movement. No tuition in a musical instrument in any public institution was available. It has gone almost unnoticed that an orchestra functioned in Tampere regularly from 1894 to 1904.

Such musical luminaries as Ferruccio Busoni, Teresita Carreno and Jean Sibelius, among many others, gave concerts in Tampere. Apart from these highlights, too little is known about what music was performed in Tampere, who were the performers and what were the institutional predecessors of the musical institutions in Tampere existing today?

Contact information for the project

    • Markus Mantere

    • Professor, music history, Sävellys ja musiikinteoria, Sibelius Academy
    • +358407104339

Project name

The Evolvement of the Musical Life in Tampere 1900-1940