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

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Publisher. Info. 1935 December, Väisänen
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General Information

Work Title Lullaby for violin and kantele (JS 222)
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Composer Sibelius, Jean
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. JS 222
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 36
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899
First Publication. 1935-12
Dedication To Pekka Halonen
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Violin and Kantele

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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.