Sibelius: En Saga Op. 9
Written in 1892, "En saga" takes its place at the beginning of Jean Sibelius's symphonic poems, and is also the first orchestral work by the Finnish composer to have won a lasting place in the concert repertoire. After ten years and many successful performances, Sibelius was still unsatisfied with his work, which ultimately led him to radically shorten and revise the score. From then on, the revised version – published in 1903 – was the only valid one.
The tone poem "En saga," written in 1892 and revised in 1902, was published in 2009 in the Complete Edition "Jean Sibelius Works." The first Urtext performing parts of the definitive version are now available for all future concerts. The publishing house is thus pursuing its goal of offering the repertoire works and authorized versions of the Finnish composer's works contained in the Series I "Orchestral Works in flawless Urtext versions "from the Complete Edition."