“The composer Sulho Ranta (1901-60) spoke on behalf of his fellow Finns when he declared, ‘There is something about this music—at least for us—that leads us to ecstasy; almost like a shaman with his magic drum.'” [citation]
With thanks to David Nice, once again, for identifying this phenomenal performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.: Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in a Thrilling Performance : Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in a Thrilling Performance
Listening now ~ beautiful.
Ah, so nice to share this with you. I was knocked absolutely flat by this performance. Enjoy!
Thanks, Susan. You may also like this podcast on this symphony: https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/sibelius-symphony-no-2
Hey, Brian: so nice to “see” you here, and thanks so much for the podcast link. Hope all is well with you and yours down under!
Yes, all well, thanks, Sue. Sorry I am not seen here more often. I always appreciate the posts.
You have no need to apologize for a thing! Our lives are infinitely more complicated these days. Indeed, my little posts reflect that, as there are no long disquisitions (to the relief of some, I am sure), but merely putting things up that I enjoy, in hope others will as well. May all continue to go well for you and yours.