Einar Englund: Suite from the Ballet “Sinuhe” for piano


Sinuhe is based on the best-seller book by Mika Waltari and it acts as an example of a Finnish composition founded on a non-Finnish subject handled in a non-National-Romantic way. The Oriental moods and the Nile do not correspond to the view of a Finnish composition as one favouring topics from the national epic, the Kalevala, and lakeland scenery. The ballet’s combination of a historical subject with an exotic, stylised idiom showed that Englund had his finger on the international pulse, like Barber’s Medea and Khachaturian’s Spartacus.
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