Lullaby for Violin and Kantele, JS 222 (Sibelius, Jean)

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 Complete Score (Preview)
#59806 - 1.62MB, 1 pp. -  2.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/C/28 - 1938x

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Publisher Info.:

1935 December, Väisänen


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Bad scanning quality


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 Complete Score
#60107 - 0.06MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/28 - 2014x

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Nikolaos-Laonikos Psimikakis-Chalkokondylis

Publisher Info.: 2010


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Misc. Notes:

For D minor kantele


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General Information

Work Title Lullaby for violin and kantele (JS 222)
Alternative Title
Composer Sibelius, Jean
Opus/Catalogue Number JS 222
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1899
First Publication 1935-12
Dedication To Pekka Halonen
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Violin and Kantele

Misc. Comments

The Lullaby for violin and kantele JS 222 (11/9/1899) was printed in 1935 in the periodical Väisänen, and thus it has been generally known since then. The birthday of the writer Juhani Aho was celebrated at the home of the painter Pekka Halonen, whose mother had taught him and his brother to play some Finnish folk song tunes on five-stringed kantele (traditional stringed Finnish instrument, also common in other areas of the Baltic, and Russia). Pekka Halonen performed a Waltz, and Sibelius composed a violin part to the kantele's music.

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