The Essential Sibelius

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The Essential Sibelius

Awards:

Building a Library

First Choice - September 2010

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BISCD1697/1700
(BIS-CD-1697/1700)

Discs:

15

Release date:

2nd Jan 2007

Barcode:

7318591697008

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CD
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The Essential Sibelius

A survey of the music of Jean Sibelius


Sibelius:

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

En Saga, Op. 9

Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Finlandia, Op. 26

Tapiola, Op. 112

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Earnest Melodies (2) for violin or cello & orchestra, Op. 77

Marko Ylönen (cello)

Two Serenades, Op. 69 for violin and orchestra

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Kullervo, Op. 7

Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano) & Raimo Laukka (baritone)

Helsinki University Chorus

The Wood-Nymph (Skogsrået), Op. 15

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22

Six Humoresques, Op. 87 and Op. 89 for violin and orchestra

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Karelia Suite, Op. 11

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Scènes historiques, Set I, Op. 25

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Atenarnes sång (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3

Lahti Boys’ Choir & Helsinki University Chorus

Tulen synty, Op. 32 (The Origin of Fire)

Tommi Hakala (baritone)

Helsinki University Chorus

The Captive Queen, Op. 48

Dominante Choir

Rakastava, Op. 14, for strings & percussion

Andante festivo, JS34b

King Kristian II, incidental music, Op. 27

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Pelléas and Mélisande Suite, Op. 46

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

The Tempest, Op. 109 (excerpts)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Snöfrid, Op. 29

Stina Ekblad (narrator)

Jubilate Choir

The Bard, Op. 64

The Oceanides, Op. 73

Luonnotar, Op. 70 (Text: Kalevala)

Helena Juntunen (soprano)

Sortunut ääni

Helsinki University Chorus, Matti Hyökki

Venematka (Text: Kalevala)

Helsinki University Chorus, Matti Hyökki

Sydämeni laulu (Song of my Heart) (Text: Aleksis Kivi)

Helsinki University Chorus, Matti Hyökki

Rakastava, JS160c (text: Kanteletar)

Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano) & Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone)

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Suite mignonne, Op. 98a

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Saarella palaa (Fire on the Island), Op. 18, No. 4

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Soi kunniaksi Luojan

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Män från slätten och havet (Men from Land and Sea), Op. 65a

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Till havs (At Sea), Op. 84, No. 5

Orphei Drängar, Robert Sund

Fridolins dårskap (Fridolin’s Folly), JS84

Orphei Drängar, Robert Sund

Jone havsfärd (Jonah’s Voyage), JS100

Orphei Drängar, Robert Sund

March of the Finnish Jaeger Battalion, Op. 91a

Helsinki University Chorus

Finlandia, Op. 26 (for male choir and symphony orchestra)

Jubilate Choir, Astrid Riska

Selected songs

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Moderato - Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor, JS131

Tempera Quartet

String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'

Tempera Quartet

String Quartet in A minor

Tempera Quartet

Piano trio in D major ‘Korpo'

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin), Marko Ylönen (cello) & Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Piano Quintet in G minor

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin I), Laura Vikman (violin II), Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic (viola), Joel Laakso (cello) & Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

La pompeuse Marche d’Asis, JS116

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin), Marko Ylönen (cello) & Folke Gräsbck (piano)

Water Drops for Violin and Cello

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) & Taneli Turunen (cello)

Andante in E flat major (1887), JS 30a

Folke Gräsbeck (piano) & Harri Viitanen (harmonium)

Andante cantabile in G major (1887)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) & Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Sonata in F major, JS 178 (1889)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) & Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Malinconia, Op. 20

Torleif Thedéen (cello) & Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Four Pieces, Op. 78

Nils-Erik Sparf (violin) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Sonatina in E major, Op. 80

Nils-Erik Sparf (violin) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Danses champêtres Op. 106

Nils-Erik Sparf (violin) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Florestan. Suite for Piano, JS 82 (1889)

Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Impromptu in B minor, Op. 5, No. 5

Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Sonata in F major, Op. 12

Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

Romance in D flat major, Op. 24, No. 9

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

Kylikki, Three Lyric Pieces, Op. 41

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

Three Sonatinas, Op. 67

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

Den ensamma furan (The Solitary Fir Tree), Op. 75, No. 2

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

The Spruce Tree Op. 75 No. 5

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

Scène romantique, Op. 101, No. 5

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)

The Village Church, Op. 103, No. 1

Erik T. Tawaststjerna (piano)


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