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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Voice and Orchestra (Kuula)
||Impi ja pajarin poika
|Year/Date of Composition
||1912-12-12 in Helsinki (orchestration)
- Alma Silventoinen (voice), Helsinki Philharmonic, Toivo Kuula (conductor)
||1956 - Helsinki: Kuula Society (TKS #4)
||Eino Leino (1878-1926)
||Early 20th century
||Voice and piano
This song was - like the earlier Merenkylpijäneidot - a Christmas present for Alma Silventoinen. Kuula was spending Yuletide 1911 with her in Göschenen, Switzerland. Later in 1912 he arranged it for orch. acc. The premiere of 1912-12-12 is noteworthy because at this date Toivo Kuula and Alma Silventoinen were also secretly engaged. Kuula was still legally married to Rauha Nelimarkka ("Silja Valo") at that time.