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Men min fågel märks dock icke, Op 36 No 2
First line:
Svanen speglas re’ni sundet
composer
1899
author of text

Recordings
'Sibelius: Songs' (CDH55471)
Sibelius: Songs
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55471  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 4 on CDH55471 [2'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Men min fågel märks dock icke, Op 36 No 2
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Men min fågel märks dock icke (‘But my bird is long in homing’), a Runeberg setting, has a simplicity of utterance, an immediacy of atmosphere and a sheer melodic sweep that earn it a high position in the Sibelian pantheon. Runeberg’s nature lyricism seems to call on the deepest vein of inspiration in Sibelius, for not only is Men min fågel märks dock icke one of his most perfect songs, but it also ranks as one of the finest in the whole romans repertoire. In his definitive five-volume study of the composer, Erik Tawaststjerna reminds us that the rising figure which opens it ‘almost recalls the opening of The swan of Tuonela and that, of course, the song itself begins by a reference to a swan!’.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67318 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-31804
Duration
2'37
Recording date
28 June 2001
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sibelius: Songs (CDA67318)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: April 2012
    Superseded by CDH55471
  2. Sibelius: Songs (CDH55471)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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