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Valse triste or Sad Waltz is a short orchestral composition written by Jean Sibelius in 1903 for Kuolema, a drama by the...
8 orchestral pieces depicting thunderstorms
Of all the meteorological phenomena, thunderstorms are perhaps one of the most imposing forces of nature, so it is not...
The Oceanides: the deeply impressionistic tone poem by Sibelius
The magnificent mythology of ancient Greece describes the Oceanids as water nymphs whose life and functions are...
Cantus Arcticus: bird calls arranged for orchestra by Einojuhani Rautavaara were taped in Northern Finland
Cantus Arcticus is a three-part orchestral work created by the eminent Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara with the...
Famous Sibelius piece was commissioned for a plywood mill anniversary
Jean Sibelius originally wrote Andante Festivo for a string quartet which was later made all the more luscious when he...
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