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Music depicting Muses and Sirens by Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and Lili Boulanger performed at the 49th Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Eastern Finland. Presented by Sarah Walker

Music depicting Muses and Sirens performed at the 49th Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Eastern Finland, presented by Sarah Walker, including Saint-Saëns's 'La Muse et le poète', which the composer referred to as a conversation between the two instruments instead of a debate between two virtuosos. Its improvisational structure is a deliberate strike against some German composers whose insistence on rigid form was, he felt, destroying music’s soul.

Saint-Saëns: La Muse et le poète, Op. 132
Mi-Sa Yang, violin
David Cohen, cello
Nino Gvetadze, piano

Berlioz: Rêverie et caprice, Op. 8
Jehye Lee, violin
Dasol Kim, piano

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 ('Fatto per la notte di natale'
Mi-Sa Yang, Leena Jaakkola, Siljamari Heikinheimo, Abel Puustinen, violins
Annariina Jokela, viola
Beata Antikainen & James Wilson, cellos
Panu Pärssinen , double bass
Carsten Schmidt , harpsichord

Lili Boulanger: Les Sirènes
Åtta Ensemble, women's voices
Sophie Klussmann, soprano
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano
Matilda Kärkkäinen, piano

Rachmaninov arr. Kreisler: Preghiera (arr. of Adagio sostenuto, from 'Piano Concerto No. 2')
Elina Vähälä , violin
Andrea Rucli , piano

Messiaen: O sacrum convivium
Åtta Ensemble
Sofia Niklasson & Jennie Eriksson Nordin, sopranos
Christiane Höjlund & Elin Lannemyr , altos
Fredrik Mattsson & Love Tronner , tenors
Johan Pejler & Erik Arnelöf , basses

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    La Muse et le Poete, Op.132

    Performer: Mi-Sa Yang. Performer: David Cohen. Performer: Nino Gvetadze.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Reverie et Caprice, Op.8

    Performer: Jehye Lee. Performer: Dasol Kim.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6`8

    Performer: Mi-Sa Yang. Performer: Leena Jaakkola. Performer: Siljamari Heikinheimo. Performer: Abel Puustinen. Performer: Annariina Jokela. Performer: Beata Antikainen. Performer: James Wilson. Performer: Panu Parssinen. Performer: Carsten Schmidt.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Les Sirenes

    Performer: Matilda Karkkainen. Singer: Sophie Klussmann. Singer: Victoire Bunel. Ensemble: Atta Ensemble.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Preghiera

    Performer: Elina Vähälä. Performer: Andrea Rucli. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    O sacrum convivium

    Ensemble: Atta Ensemble.

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