Jimmy López Bellido’s ‘Aino’ premiered by Orchestre de Paris

Jimmy Lopez
Klaus Makela

Jimmy López Bellido’s Aino’ premiered by Orchestre de Paris


Jimmy López Bellido: Aino

In pure tone poem tradition, Aino” follows the story of the eponymous hapless maiden as told in the fourth poem of the Kalevala (Finland’s national epic). I first learned of the Kalevala through Sibelius’ oeuvre, but it was not until I moved to Helsinki that I fully grasped the unique place it holds in Finland’s sense of national identity. It therefore came as no surprise when Conductor Klaus Mäkelä brought up the story of Aino as a possible source of inspiration for this commission.”

Jimmy López Bellido