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On demand: Helios

GSOplayRecorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora Salen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Online until Tuesday 28 July 2020
In Greek mythology, Helios is the coachman of the Sun’s four-in hand carriage, “exceedingly beautiful with golden hair and a radiant expression”.

In 1903, Nielsen was in Greece with his wife Anne Marie, a sculptor. He was inspired by the motion of the sun and composed the concert overture Helios, depicting the run of the day: “Stillness and darkness, then the sun rises during a joyous song of praise, wanders on its golden path and slowly sets in the sea.”

Recorded for GSOplay 15 April 2016

© Kaapo Kamu
© Kaapo Kamu
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