Luonnotar is a 1913 tone poem by Jean Sibelius for soprano soloist and orchestra, steeped in Finnish mythology with words based on the nineteenth century Kalevala. It was dedicated to Finnish soprano Aino Ackté who gave the first performance on 10 September 1913 at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, UK.
Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival
CD Spotlight. A Special Joy - The Sibelius tone poems, recommended by Robert Anderson. '... so sparely wrought and of such integrity ...'
Ensemble. Tanglewood and Beyond - The sounds of summer in the Berkshires, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen