A symphony by the 18th-century Swede Johan Helmich Roman, songs by Sibelius, a work by modern-day Estonian Arvo Part, and Finnish folk-fiddling - a Christmas potpourri with soprano Ritva-Liisa Korhonen and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas.
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Jean Sibelius completed only one opera, despite being an excellent composer of vocal music.
The one-act `The Maiden in the Tower' was written at the request of the Helsinki Philharmonic Society and is based on a medieval Finnish tale about a young maiden imprisoned in a castle by a bullying bailiff.
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela; The Maiden in the Tower.
Kirsi Tiihonen, soprano (Maiden), Peter Lindroos, tenor (Maiden's Betrothed), Jorma Hynninen, baritone (Bailiff), Jubilate Choir, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Ollila.