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O dry those tears!

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Composed by Teresa del Riego in London in 1901. The opening bars of this piece bear a remarkable resemblance to the last movement of Sibelius’s Symphony No 5. Grove’s Dictionary states that Sibelius finished his work in 1915. Could it be that the great composer of Finlandia knew O dry those tears!? The song’s world-wide fame in the first decade of this century makes this a tantalizing possibility.

from notes by Robert White 1995


Bird Songs at Eventide


Track 12 on CDH55156 [3'17]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66818 track 12

Recording date
8 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDA66818)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2003
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