Swan of Tuonela, The

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Swan of Tuonela, The. ‘Symphonic legend’ by Sibelius, orig. comp. as prelude to unfinished opera The Building of the Boat, 1893, but pubd. as Op.22, No.3, one of the 4 Lemminkäinen Legends for orch. Rev. 1897 and 1900. F.p. Helsinki 1896, f.p. in England 1905. Tuonela is Finnish Hades. Cor anglais solo depicts swan.