Sibelius, “Kullervo”




Sibelius, “Kullervo”




Kullervo, opus 7, is a suite of symphonic movements with chorus. It is based on the character of Kullervo in the epic Finnish poem Kalevala and uses texts from that poem. The work was first performed in 1892.

Also included here are incidental music from Sibelius’s Kuolema, Op. 44 and Swanwhite, Op. 54.



Side 1

“Kullervo” Symphony, Op. 7

1st Mov.: Introduction (Allegro Moderato)

2nd Mov.: Kullervo’s Youth (Grave)

3rd Mov.: Kullervo And His Sister (Allegro Vivace)

4th Mov.: Kullervo Goes To Battle (A La Marcia)

5th Mov.: Kullervo’s Death (Andante)
Side 2

Kuolema, Op. 44 – Scene With Cranes
Swanwhite, Op. 54 – Incidental Music

2nd Mov.: The Harp
Harp – Morfan Edwards

3rd Mov.: The Maiden with The Roses

4th Mov.: Listen, The Robin Sings

6th Mov.: Swanwhite And The Prince
























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Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1), a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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