Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Kyllikki Op. 41 – 3 Lyric Pieces
Urtext based on the Complete Edition “Jean Sibelius Works” (JSW) edited by Kari Kilpeläinen [pno] Duration: 12'
Kyllikki Op. 41 belongs among Sibelius's core piano works. Composed in September 1904, the three-movement plan different from most of his earlier piano works, suggests something special in its genesis.
20 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 109 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17523-1 | Saddle Stitch
Sibelius claimed that the music was unrelated to the
Kalevala story of Lemminkäin and Kyllikki, but it seems highly probable that either this or some other version of this folk tale underlies the music.
The first edition of Kyllikki was published by Breitkopf & Härtel in February 1906. The present edition borrows the music text from Vol. V/I of the Complete Edition “Jean Sibelius Works".