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New publications from Fennica Gehrman

         

The publisher Fennica Gehrman has issued new, revised editions of two works by Sibelius based on Breitkopf & Härtel’s complete JSW critical edition.

The choral suite Rakastava was originally composed for tenor and male choir in 1894; this arrangement for soprano, baritone and mixed choir dates from four years later. The first version was composed for a competition organized by the YL choir, in which it won second prize, and the mixed-choir version was made for a volume in the collection Sävelistö. Many years later Sibelius transformed the choral work into a delicate and highly regarded suite for string orchestra, triangle and timpani.

The Five Esquisses were written in 1929 and are Sibelius’s last opus-numbered piano works. In these pieces Sibelius explores a new, bolder harmonic language. The titles of the pieces all allude in some way to nature, though the music contains few specifically pictorial elements. They do not  share any the­matic material, but are nonetheless closely related in mood and texture.

Rakastava for soprano, baritone and mixed choir, JS 160c
979-0-55011-307-7  ·  €10.00 ·  Click here to order

Five esquisses for piano, Op. 114
979-0-55011-304-6 ·  €21.10 ·  Click here to order

 

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