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Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Op 22, Etc / Salonen, Los Angeles Po


Release Date: 08/25/1992 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48067   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893/1895; Finland 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles 
Length: 45 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles 
Length: 17 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 WHAT IF??? September 22, 2014 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "Listening to this terrific recording, I got to thinking about the scene on the riverbank. Now,Lemminkainen had been set up to be murdered by a cowherd with no sense in his head---but before that, he was just standing there. What if he had escaped? And I got to thinking about this: I remember long time ago when in high school we read Longfellow's long epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha"---and I realized that the two epics, this and the Kalevala, had the same metric scheme. Exactly. Now, I'm no poet, but it seems that the scene on the riverbank could be set in the same way. Here's what I came up with: Lemminkainen stood in silence, Stood beside the flowing river, On the banks of Tuonela, Stood and watched the flowing river, And he saw the glorious creature, Saw the Swan of Tuonela, Gliding on the flowing river, Saw the bird and heard it singing, Singing so that all could hear it--- And a sudden thought came to him, And he cried, No! I won't do it! No way will I kill this creature! I refuse to shoot my arrow! I refuse to kill this creature! I say, let him go on living! Let him glide along the river, Let him sing so all can hear it... Lemminkainen sheaved his arrows, Put away his bow and arrows, Bid the Swan a solemn farewell.. (And if he'd had the knowledge that he should turn tail and run as fast as he could he would still be alive and not fall victim to that senseless cowherd.)" Report Abuse
 Historic Salonen USA March 9, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "I own an original recording of this production. Considering Salonen's stature in the music world, this is an item to be valued highly." Report Abuse
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