Sibelius - Lemminkainen Suite, The Wood Nymph
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Cat No: BIS1745
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 2nd June 2014
ArtistsLahti Symphony Orchestra
The two tone poems presented here pre-date Sibelius’ first symphony.
The source of the Lemminkäinen Suite is the Finnish national epic Kalevala, and its four movements – of which ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ is often performed separately - tell of the adventures of the young hero Lamminkäinen.
In comparison, The Wood-Nymph only had its first complete performance in 1996. This was given by the performers on this disc, a team which has become synonymous with top-flight idiomatic Sibelius performances.
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