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Joonas Kokkonen (Composer)

Born: 13th November 1921, Iisalmi, Finland

Died: 2nd October 1996, Jarvenpaa, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Joonas Kokkonen (November 13, 1921 – October 2, 1996) was a Finnish composer. He was one of the most internationally famous Finnish composers of the 20th century after Sibelius; his opera The Last Temptations has received over 500 performances worldwide, and is considered by many to be Finland's most distinguished national opera.

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