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The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen) is an 1895 tone poem by the Finland-Swedish composer Jean Sibelius. The story behind it is an excerpted legend from the Kalevala epic of Finnish mythology. 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A symphonic poem or tone poem is a piece of orchestral music in one movement in which some extra-musical programme provides a narrative or illustrative element. ... ... Sibelius Jean Sibelius (December 8, 1865 – September 20, 1957) was a Finnish composer of classical music; he also studied the violin as a young man. ... The Kalevala is an epic poem which Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century said that he had compiled from Finnish folk sources. ... Finnish mythology survived as oral tradition well into the 18th century. ...


The tone poem is scored for strings and harp, with a notable cor anglais solo, one of the most famous in the orchestral literature. The music paints a gossamer, transcendental image of a mystical swan swimming around Tuonela, the island of the dead. Lemminkäinen, the hero of the epic, has been tasked with killing the sacred swan, but on the way he is shot with a poisoned arrow, and dies himself. In the next part of the epic he is restored to life. A cor anglais The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the oboe family. ... Genera Cygnus Coscoroba Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. ... Tuonela is the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. ...


The Swan of Tuonela is the second of the four sections of the Lemminkäinen Suite (Lemminkäïs-sarja) , also known as the Four Legends from the Kalevala, op.22, which was premiered in 1896. Sibelius revised the tone poem twice: once in 1897, and again in 1900. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) is a common year starting on Monday. ...


A joke popular among orchestral musicians and music critics is that, if left for too long in the refrigerator, the Swan of Tuonela becomes the "Swan of Salmonella". A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A music critic is someone who reviews music, songs and albums, and writes about them. ... The inside of a fridge A refrigerator (often shortened to fridge) is an electrical appliance that uses refrigeration to help preserve food. ... Species Salmonella bongori Salmonella choleraesuis Salmonella enterica Salmonella enteritidis Salmonella nyanza Salmonella paratyphi Salmonella typhi Salmonella typhimurium Salmonella virginia Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria that causes typhoid fever, paratyphoid and foodborne illness. ...


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The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen) is an 1895 tone poem by the Finland-Swedish composer Jean Sibelius.
Lemminkäinen, the hero of the epic, has been tasked with killing the sacred swan, but on the way he is shot with a poisoned arrow, and dies himself.
The Swan of Tuonela is the second of the four sections of the Lemminkäinen Suite (Lemminkäïs-sarja), also known as the Four Legends from the Kalevala, op.22, which was premiered in 1896.
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