Sibelius - Spring Song
Type of Spiritual Experience
On 10 June 1892, aged 27, Jean Sibelius married Aino Järnefelt (1871–1969) at Maxmo. Their home, called Ainola, was completed at Lake Tuusula, Järvenpää in 1903. Sibelius lived most of the time in Ainola, relishing the peace and the countryside round about.
A description of the experience
Sibelius. Spring Song (1895 version). 2003 World Premiere Recording.
Recorded at the Sibelius Hall, Lahti (Finland) in 2002.
Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä.
"Spring Song (in Swedish, Vårsång) is a piece composed in 1894 by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The piece was initially composed as Improvisation for Orchestra, in the key of D major. Sibelius recast it in F major, and retitled the work in 1895, appending the subtitle "The Sadness of Spring" to that (unpublished) version, then made final, pre-publication revisions in 1902. The piece contains an optimism that is relatively rare among Sibelius' works. It is known for its prominent use of bells at the end of the song."