Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sibelius Swanwhite

"Swanwhite" is a play by August Strindberg for which Sibelius wrote the music in 1904. This symbolic tale has evil, represented by a wicked stepmother who is defeated by the good Princess Swanwhite. Sibelius composed fourteen numbers from which he subsequently compiled a concerto suite in seven movements. He composed these pieces between 1906 and 1908 to accompany the music scene . Gothenburg Neeme Jarvi

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