Magnus Lindberg (born June 27, 1958) is a Finnish composer.
Lindberg was born in Helsinki. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen, beginning with piano.
He attended summer courses in Siena (with Franco Donatoni) and Darmstadt (with Brian Ferneyhough). After graduating from the Sibelius Academy in 1981 he travelled widely in Europe, attending private studies with Vinko Globokar and Gérard Grisey in Paris, and observing Japanese drumming and punk rock in Berlin.
While at 16 Lindberg wrote a large orchestral work called Donor, this was considered impossible to perform, and several subsequent works were considered juvenalia. Quintetto dell’Estate (1979) is generally held to be Lindberg's first opus. His first piece performed by a professional orchestra was Sculpture II in 1982, the second part of a trilogy whose first and third sections were long unwritten. His first great success came with "Action-Situation-Signification" (1982), the first work in which he explored musique concrète. This piece was written for and premiered by the new-music ensemble Toimii ("It Works" in the Finnish language), which Lindberg founded during the summer of 1980. Lindberg is a trained pianist and has performed several of his works as part of Toimii.
Kraft (1983-85), another piece written for Toimii, was Lindberg's largest work to date, with harmonies of over 70 notes and a meter-high score. It uses not only traditional instrumentation, but percussion on scrap metal and spoken word. Lindberg found this large work difficult to follow, and with the exception of 1986's Ur, which he called "Kraft in chamber form", he entered an extensive creative hiatus which was to last for over two years. During this time he was not only rethinking his style, but also recovering from a tropical disease contracted during travels in Indonesia.
Kraft made use of a chaconne-type structure where the progression of the piece is based on a repeated chain of chords. It was this idea that served as the basis for Lindberg's next style. He returned with an orchestral trilogy consisting of Kinetics (1988), Marea (1989-90) and Joy (1990). Though Lindberg became less interested in electronic manipulation of sound, he still explored the possibilities of compositional software, and Engine displays complex counterpoint generated by computer.
Among the many prizes his music has won are the Prix Italia (1986), the UNESCO Rostrum (1986), the Nordic Music Prize (1988) for Kraft, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for large-scale composition (1992).
朱卡-佩卡·萨拉斯特（Jukka-Pekka Saraste）以其非凡的表现音乐深度和完整性确立了他成为当代最杰出指挥家的地位。十四年来作为芬兰广播交响乐团的音乐总监，他把该团创造成受到芬兰及全世界乐迷和评论家钦佩的交响乐团。他们每年都被邀请去全德国和瑞士巡演，并多次参加爱丁堡艺术节，2001年参加了伦敦的“BBC PROMS”的演出，世界首演了芬兰作曲家萨洛宁的《Foreign Bodies》，还在维也纳演出“西贝柳斯专场”和在英国巡演。
1 FERIA (1995-97) 17:02 min.
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE)
2 CORRENTE II (1991-92) 16:35 min.
Commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
3 ARENA (1994-95) 15:02 min.
Commissioned by the 1st. International Sibelius Conductons Competitition
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTRE, conductor.