Mustalainen, Op.22 No.1 (Merikanto, Oskar)



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Publisher. Info. Helsingfors: Axel E. Lindgren, n.d. Plate A.E.L. 883a.
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General Information

Work Title Mustalainen
Alternative. Title Unkarilainen kansansävel
Composer Merikanto, Oskar
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.22, No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IOM 6
Key C minor
First Publication. 1897
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano solo

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The title and subtitle translate (from Finnish) as "Gypsy" and "Hungarian Folk Tunes".
The designation "folk tune" is misleading as the melody was in fact composed by the Hungarian Elemer Szentirmay (1836-1908, pseudon. Janos Nemeth). The same melody was also arranged for male choir by Toivo Kuula.