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02. aug. 2022
Although music cannot resist the fire of the Russian-Ukrainian war, it can condense the panic of the times
In General Discussions
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and then a war broke out between the two sides, causing the people of Ukraine to live in ruins and ruins, while musicians from various countries have successively sanctioned Russia, and Japanese orchestras have banned the performance of Russian composer Tchaikovsky ( Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) "1812 Overture" (1812 Overture), changed to play "Finlandia" (Finlandia) by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, I believe everyone is moved by this work full of nationalism spirit. Because Finland has been under foreign rule for a long time, the people are determined to strive for national self-determination and fight against the Special Database war of resistance, just like the Ukrainian people resisted the Russian invasion together. Under the resistance of the Ukrainian people who fought bravely, Russia also suffered heavy losses. In this work, the musician Sibelius uses music to cheer for the Finns. In the work of only 8 minutes, he describes that Finland was ruled by Russia in the 19th century, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia wanted to Russify Finland. Restricting the legislative power of the Finnish parliament and the people's freedom of speech, the Finnish government has become a de facto puppet regime. The deep and direct statement of "Ode to Finland" brings the national sensibilities closer together. As for the rough, intense and heavy theme in "Ode to Finland", it represents "the motive of suffering", expressing Finland's brutal Russian rule, the resistance of the oppressed people and the strong desire for freedom, and then into a tense The battle scene set off a strong and powerful climax, followed by a glorious and gorgeous celebration motive full of victory belief, with the characteristics and colors of a triumphal song, and then a carol, which expressed the praise and blessing of the Finns to the motherland, and finally played in unison in the pipe. Next, the whole song ends in an extremely brilliant atmosphere.
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