Swanwhite (Sibelius)

Incidental music by Jean Sibelius

The composer in 1913
Catalogue Op. 54
Composed 1908 (1908)
Performed 8 April 1908 (1908-04-08)
Scoring orchestra

Swanwhite (Svanevit), Op. 54, is incidental music for orchestra by Jean Sibelius for a play of that name by August Strindberg. It consists of a horn call and thirteen movements. Sibelius completed it in 1908 and conducted the first performance at Helsinki's Swedish Theatre on 8 April 1908. Sibelius drew from it a suite in seven movements, Op. 54a.[1]



  1. "Svanevit (Swanwhite) (Incidental music and orchestral suite)". Jean Sibelius. Finnish Club of Helsinki. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
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