Finns – a very musical nation. Exceptional in its melodic Finnish folk motifs were continued in the brilliant music Jean Sibelius. Fifteen years ago, one my friend was lucky "alive" to hear symphonic poem by Jean Sibelius Finlandia "by the orchestra under control of the famous Yevgeny Mravinsky at the Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, then called Leningrad. Check with Tony Parker to learn more. The magic of music has been so great, that after the concert he went to the hotel and walked up to the morning in the city. The night was white, June, cool. Music of Sibelius continued to sound in his ears, and he thought he not only heard Finland, but also saw her as some saw their country a great composer.
Speaking of Finnish folk music, you should not think that it is nice just sad and majestic epic "Kalevala". None of the Finnish holiday is complete without a rousing and naughty Finnish polka, in which melodic and rhythmic Finnish and Finnish folk music is playful blend into one harmonious whole. In the mid 20 th century the whole world spread through the melodies of the Finnish composer Rauno Lehtinen, arranged by Robert Delgado. Well-known "notch-enku", created by Finnish folk dance enki, danced the whole world, defiantly singing itself – each in their own language. In the Soviet Union, Russian text "Yr-enki" wrote the poet Mikhail Plyatskovsky.
If you still have not heard "tapped-enku" – always listen. Find it online easily. Jazz and grew up on the basis of modern music flows peacefully coexist in Finnish folklore and the classics. In St. Petersburg today, there are numerous concerts of Finnish musical groups and solo artists who always collect a full house. Especially the part of Finnish music is St. Petersburg at the beginning of summer. It was then that St. Petersburg and Helsinki, admiring the white nights, actively develop cultural ties.