Bachtrack: Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

“The Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Slobodeniouk now had their opportunity to shine. The most satisfying of the pieces were the first two: The Peacock and The Harp with some notable orchestral colours and chamber music textures. The entry of the harp and its combination with the strings were particularly noteworthy. Also striking were the dark string sounds of The Prince Alone and the hymn-like conclusion of the Song of Praise.”