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Luonnotar Op. 70 by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) - Breitkopf and Haertel Sheet Music

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By Jean Sibelius

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Voice, orchestra
Study score. Composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Edited by Timo Virtanen. Partitur-Bibliothek (Score Library). Early 20th Century. Study score. Breitkopf and Haertel #PB-5514-07. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.PB-5514-07).

Item Number: BR.PB-5514-07

ISBN 979-0-004-21161-8. 16,5 x 22,5 cm inches.

The first performance of Luonnotar took place on September 10, 1913, in Shire Hall, Gloucester. It is one of the cornerstones of his entire production. ,,Luonnotar was planned especially for the tessitura and for the type and for the color of the voice of Aino Ackte (1876-1944). The score thus tells a great deal about this singer's abilities. The total range needed for the vocal part is two full octaves, and the pianissimo high c-flat is a well-known trial for sopranos.

Luonnotar is the last of the tone poems based directly on the Kalevala. Sibelius himself chose the text. It does not form any clear and unified whole nor does it outline a plot. Rather than telling a story the text gives a series of impressions a kind of Finnish version of the creation of the world.

The music text of the study score is based on Volume VIII/1 of the Complete Edition ,,Jean Sibelius Works. This volume also contains a detailed introduction of the work as well as a Critical Commentary in English.
Fast alle Orchesterbearbeitungen sind Jahre nach den Originalkompositionen fur Singstimme und Klavier entstanden. Trotz der Tatsache dass sie rasch hingeworfen sind zeigt sich in allen Liedern Sibelius' Meisterschaft als Orchesterliederkomponist. manchmal vermag er eine dustere dramatische Atmosphare (in ,,Pa verandan vid havet) zu erzeugen manchmal gelingen ihm leuchtend farbige Impressionen (in ,,Soluppgang) oder zart transparente Gewebe (in ,,Varen flyktar hastigt) - immer jedoch sind die Lieder ganz aus deren poetischer Idee heraus gestaltet und differenziert nachgezeichnet. In den meisten Fallen beschrankte sich Sibelius auf ein relativ kleines Orchester. In ,,Varen flyktar hastigt sind neben den Streichern nur zwei Floten und vier Horner besetzt.

CDs

Soile Isokoski Sopran
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ltg. Leif Segerstam
ONDINE ODE 1080-5
Jorma Hynninen Bariton
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Ltg. Jorma Panula
BIS-CD-270
Jorma Hynninen Bariton
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Ltg. Leif Segerstam
ONDINE Ode 823-2 Nearly all of the orchestral arrangements were made years after the original compositions for voice and piano. Yet even though the arrangements were made in a very short period of time Sibelius handled the combination of solo voice and orchestra in all songs with equal mastery sometimes creating dark and dramatic atmospheres (in Pa verandan vid havet) sometimes radiant colorful impressions (in Soluppgang) or light-colored transparent textures (in Varen flyktar hastigt) and always basing his ideas on the poetic idea of the song while discovering refined ways of supporting it. In most cases Sibelius used a comparatively small orchestra: Varen flyktar hastigt has only two flute and four horns added to the strings.

CDs

Soile Isokoski soprano
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond. Leif Segerstam
ONDINE ODE 1080-5
Jorma Hynninen baritone
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Cond. Jorma Panula
BIS-CD-270
Jorma Hynninen baritone
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond. Leif Segerstam
ONDINE Ode 823-2.

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