Sibelius: The Oceanides Op. 73
Where else but in the land of a thousand lakes could a symphonic work be conceived which has as its theme the great outer stream Oceanus and its 4000 daughters the Oceanides? Wave-like movements appropriately characterize this work, one of the last tone poems by the Finnish composer. In the "Oceanides", Jean Sibelius was, so to speak, on home "ground".