Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: The Kalevala

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Illustrated cover by M. Bylina for Polish edition of Kalevala, 1958 Warsaw Wobble/Flickr

The Kalevala is the national epic poem of Finland, and composer Jean Sibelius told stories from the Kalevala in music. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear one of those stories, a piece called Lemminkainen, in concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. Plus, English pianist Stephen Hough plays music by Debussy.