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Lasse liten, Op 37 No 2
First line:
Världen är så stor, så stor
author of text

'Sibelius: Songs' (CDH55471)
Sibelius: Songs
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Track 12 on CDH55471 [2'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Lasse liten, Op 37 No 2
Lasse liten (‘Little Lasse’) is from 1902, as is Soluppgång (‘Sunrise’)—again, recent evidence has disproved the previously accepted dating. Lasse liten has been criticized for its low-lying accompaniment, almost exclusively in the bass clef. Yet, oddly enough, its subtle rhythm, so completely attuned to the speech rhythm of Topelius’s verse, strikes a note of conviction, and the dark colours evoked convey an idea of the big wide world with all its attendant dangers that lurks outside the mother’s sheltering embrace.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55471 track 12
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 12
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: April 2012
    Superseded by CDH55471
  2. Sibelius: Songs (CDH55471)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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