Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Kullervon valitus from Kullervo op. 7
Kullervo's Lament – Urtext based on the Complete Edition “Jean Sibelius Works” (JSW) [S,Bar,male ch,orch] Duration: 3'
solos: Bar – picc.1.2(cor ang).2(Bclar).2. – 188.8.131.52. – timp.perc – str
solo: Bar - picc.184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 - timp.perc - strhire material | on request
Kullervon valitus derives from the third movement of Kullervo (Kullervo and his Sister), op. 7. The new orchestral setting from the 1957 has the same instrumentation as the 1892 version with the exception of added English horn and bass clarinet. The orchestral texture also differs somewhat from the 1892 setting. The last four bars of the 1957 setting probably represent the last music that Sibelius composed.
Kullervon valitus was premièred on June 14, 1957, during the Sibelius Week, by baritone Kim Borg and the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company with Jussi Jalas conducting.