Contents of the disc:
Leevi Madetoja: Kullervo, Op. 15
Uuno Klami: Kalevala Suite, Op. 23
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen in Tuonela, Op. 22 No. 2 (1897 version – world première recording)
Tauno Pylkkänen: Kullervo Goes to War
The January 2018 issue of Sibelius One’s full-colour magazine is currently in preparation, with a selection of articles and contributions from eminent authors and scholars plus a listing of major new CD releases. Subscribers will receive the magazine in January.
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Highlights of the forthcoming issue:
Sibelius’s music for ‘Everyman’ Eija Kurki
Sibelius and Busoni Ernest Pauwels
The Spell of Italy John Grimshaw
Jean Sibelius. Un Finlandais en France Peter Frankland
And the Sounds are Godlike: The Symphonies of Sibelius (Part Two) Leon Chia
The Eighteenth International Lahti Sibelius Festival coincided with the centenary year of Finland’s political independence. In a previous year forty percent of tickets were sold to non-Finnish patrons, so its claim of international status is well justified. As usual concert tickets and hotel accommodation had been arranged at a special price for Sibelius One members. Click here to read the full review by Geoff Hayes.
Click here to read our review of three recent Sibelius publications from Breitkopf & Härtel: the study score of Skogsrået (The Wood-Nymph), a selection of 18 piano pieces and the manuscript facsimiles of Luonnotar.
The Polish-born but naturalized French composer, conductor, music theorist and teacher René Leibowitz (1913–72) was significant in promoting serialism and the New Music in France after World War II, and famously described Sibelius – on the occasion of the Finnish composer’s 90th birthday – as ‘le plus mauvais compositeur du monde’. In a new article Ronald Powell discusses his music in the context of other composers, notably those of the Second Viennese School. Click here to read the article.
On 1 May 1913 – ‘Vappu’, the very day that Finland celebrates the coming of springtime – Sibelius composed two Christmas Songs! Thus today, 1 May 2016, we have added a new article about Sibelius’s Five Christmas Songs, Op. 1, to our library of texts about Sibelius’s music. Click here for the article.
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