Monthly Archives: August 2020

Sibelius songs – an Italian guide

A book by the Italian pianist Marina Cesarale and Finnish tenor Eero Lasorla about Sibelius’s songs has been published. The book features an Italian translation of all the song texts and a brief analysis of each one. It is the first and only book on this subject in Italy , and is published by LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana), available in bookshops since late June 2020.

Whereas there are many Italian translations available of for German Lieder, French chansons and Spanish canciones, very few exist for Northern European music. The texts are designed to help the listener or performer grasp the meaning of the poetic texts, aiming to create a correspondence between the Finnish or Swedish vocabulary and its Italian counterpart. The book includes a discography and a table of phonetics.

Price: 28.00 euro
Language: Italian
ISBN: 9788855430296
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New arrangement of The Swan of Tuonela

A new arrangement for cor anglais and organ by Matthias Arter of The Swan of Tuonela has been published by Breitkopf & Härtel.

The Swan of Tuonela is the most famous of the four symphonic poems that Jean Sibelius assembled under the title Lemminkäinen, Op. 22. It is one of the most beautiful and expressive solo pieces ever composed for cor anglais. This edition aims to bring the piece into churches, where it will sound splendidly thanks to its calm style and the wide-ranging melody. No changes have been made in the cor anglais part. The organ part has been notated in such a way that it can be played on almost any organ, although a romantic organ with appropriate tonal and dynamic possibilities is recommended.

Breitkopf & Härtel EB 9376 – Price €17.90

Source : Breitkopf & Härtel