QOTN Celebrates Finnish and Chinese Culture


This programme celebrates Finnish Culture Day, aka Kalevala Day and, belatedly, Lunar or Chinese New Year.
Thus we have music by Finnish and Chinese composers and music with themes from the Kalevala, an epic Finnish poem, and music with various bovine themes to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Playlist: 28 February 2021

– Mussorgsky: IV. Oxen. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/ Mariss Jansons.
– Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, op.22: II. The Swan of Tuonela. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/ Neeme Järvi.
– Klami: Kalevala Suite, op. 23: IV. Cradle Song for Lemminkainen; II. Sprout of Spring. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jorma Panula.
– Tan Dun: Hero: Overture. China Philharmonic Orchestra.
– Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow. Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
– Trad. Finnish: Kalevala Melody. Martti Pokela, kantele (Finnish Zither).
– Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, op.3, no.2: II. Minuet. Kodaly Quartet.
– Barry: Dances with Wolves: The Buffalo Robe; Journey to the Buffalo Killing Ground.
– Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo. National Philharmonic Orchestra/ Giuseppe Patane.
– Trad: Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow. Custer LaRue.

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