Sibelius worked on three orchestral compositions in 1912. He decided to combine them to create a suite which he called Scènes Historiques II. The first movement, The Hunt, has French horn parts of a high order. The second movement, The Love Song, includes a theme which Sibelius took from Pohjola's Daughter. The third movement, On the Drawbridge, concludes the work with the violins providing guitar-like sounds. The first public performance was a success.
Finnish Radio Symphony Jukka-Pekka Saraste
At the Drawbridge