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Våren flyktar hastigt, Op 13 No 4
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'Sibelius: Songs' (CDH55471)
Sibelius: Songs
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Våren flyktar hastigt, Op 13 No 4
Almost a quarter of Sibelius’s songs are settings of Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877), the great Finnish poet writing in Swedish, and without doubt Sibelius’s favourite poet. The Opus 13 settings are all Runeberg and they come from the early 1890s: indeed, they were announced in the press as early as 1892, the same year in which he had scored his breakthrough with the Kullervo Symphony. They include Våren flyktar hastigt (‘Spring is flying’), one of his most perfect miniatures whose flexible, pliable phrases suggest the transience of the seasons.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55471 track 24
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 24
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: April 2012
    Superseded by CDH55471
  2. Sibelius: Songs (CDH55471)
    Disc 1 Track 24
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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