Kimmo Hakola

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Kimmo Hakola has gone through a number of styles and influences in his career as a composer, his idiom expanding at times to embrace Romanticism, Orientalism and klezmer. He has attained international recognition with an output that spans various genres from intimate solo works to full-length operas such as La Fenice (2011) commissioned by the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Many of his works are expansive and epic: his Piano Concerto (1996), for instance, clocks in at 55 minutes. “Hakola says that he sees music as drama. His dramas explore almost Shakespearean extremes, from moments of raging ‘sound and fury’ and violent battles to quiet moments of meditation and heart-rending monologues,” writes Kimmo Korhonen.



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