The Bard – An Inktroduction

Time came when winter touched his locks
And age paled his cheeks;
And so once more he took his lyre
And plucked sonorous chords – and died
Rendering up his soul to the spirit from which it came…

J.L. RUNEBERG (1804 – 77)

OF ALL the pieces of music by Sibelius which have touched me, The Bard is probably the most… poignant. Although many are familiar with the monumental creations comprising the symphonies, and respect and love them as I do, The Bard seems to remain perched aside, distant in its high precipice, quietly existing without the fame of its seven great brothers. Continue reading The Bard – An Inktroduction