Saaren laulu

by Riikka Talvitie

Song of an Island

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Riikka Talvitie

Saaren laulu

Music Finland

Description

This song cycle is about a man in a lonely island or a world without another person. 1. After the storm (poem by Aila Meriluoto) “After the storm islands leave their roots...” 2. A shipwreck (extract from a novel Friday by Michael Tournier) 3. Robinson Crusoe (poem by Joel Lehtonen) “Robinson Crusoe, why do you miss the world...” 4. Here, on this earth (poem by Aila Meriluoto) “Here, on this earth where/ blue is bitter than lemon/ history is pressed between two ligths/ I don’t hope / I don’t love...” 5. An uninhabited island (poem by Leevi Lehto) “When I ask, you collect the pearls into the bowl!” © Riikka Talvitie


Instrumentation

voc, pno


Category

Vocal and Choral Works


Language

Fi


Lyricist

Aila Meriluoto, Michel Tournier, Joel Lehtonen, Leevi Lehto


Premiere

Satu Kaarisola-Kulo, soprano, Kari Syväniemi, piano, Kerava, October 7, 1998


Movements

1. Myrskyn jälkeen (After the storm), 2. Haaksirikko (A shipwreck), 3. Robinson Crusoe, 4. Tässä maassa (Here, on this earth), 5. Asumaton saari (An uninhabited island)


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16 pages
A4-landscape

8.80 € 8.00 € excl. vat