The Sibelius Edition Volume 7 - Complete Songs

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The Sibelius Edition Volume 7 - Complete Songs

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5

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2nd Feb 2009

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The Sibelius Edition Volume 7 - Complete Songs

The Complete Solo Songs, including preliminary and alternative versions


includes:

Sibelius:

Laulu ristilukista Op. 27 No. 4

Segelfahrt

Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Swim, duck, swim) (A.V. Forsman-Koskimies)

Andantino in E flat minor [Säv, säv, susa / Sigh, Sigh, Sedges], JS42

Five Songs, Op. 37

Six Songs, Op. 36

Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (I wish I were in India)

Five Songs, Op. 38

Les Trois Soeurs aveugles (The Three Blind Sisters), Op. 46 No. 4 (M. Maeterlinck)

Six Songs, Op. 50

Erloschen

2 Songs, Op. 35

Vänskapens blomma

Eight Songs, Op. 57 (Text: Ernst Josephson)

2 Songs from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Op. 60

8 Laulut, Op. 61

Arioso, Op. 3 (Text: J.L. Runeberg)

Five Christmas Songs, Op. 1

Luonnotar, Op. 70 (Text: Kalevala)

Six Songs, Op. 72 (Songs Nos. I & II are lost)

Tanken

Six Songs, Op. 86

Six Songs, Op. 88 'Flower Songs'

Six Songs, Op. 90

Kullervon valitus from Op. 7

Mummon syntymäpäivänä

Autrefois (Scène pastorale pour orchestre), Op. 96b

Små flickorna (Text: Hjalmar Procopé)

Narciss (Narcissus) (B. Gripenberg)

Siltavahti [The Guardian of the Bridge], JS170b

Den judiska flickans sång (from Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51)

Hymn to Thaïs (Text: Arthur H. Borgström)

plus:

CD1

1. Serenad, JS167 2'48

2. Medan nordanvinden gnyr [While the North Wind Roars] 1'11

3. Näcken, JS138 3'19

4. Då världar ännu skapade ej voro [When Worlds Still Uncreated Were], JS56 2'23

5. En visa [A Song], JS71 1'25

6. Solen slog himlen röd… [The Sun Reddened the Sky…], 1888, fragment 1'34

7. Orgier [Orgies], JS143 2'17

8. Skogsrået [The Wood-Nymph], JS171 6'40

9. Höstkväll [Autumn Evening], 1888–89, fragment 2'22

10. Flickan gick en vintermorgon [The Maiden Went One Winter Morning], 1890–92, fragment 0'45

11. Jag kysser dig [och ledsnar] ej [I Kiss You and Weary Not], 1889–91 0'54

12. Löjet var utan hem [Wit Was Without a Home], 1890–91 2'25

13. Likhet [Alikeness], JS120 1'40

14. Den första kyssen [The First Kiss], JS57 2'08

15. Tule, tule kultani [Come, Come, My Sweetheart] (folk-song arrangement), JS211 1'14

Seven Runeberg Songs, Op.13

16. 1. Under strandens granar [Under the Fir-Trees] 5'24

17. 2. Kyssens hopp [The Kiss’s Hope] 2'10

18. 3. Hjärtats morgon [The Heart’s Morning] 2'27

19. 4. Våren flyktar hastigt [Spring Flies Speedily] 1'33

20. 5. Drömmen [The Dream] 1'43

21. 6. Till Frigga [To Frigga] 3'59

22. 7. Jägargossen [The Young Huntsman] 2'44

Seven Songs, Op.17

23. 1. Se’n har jag ej frågat mera [Since Then I Have Questioned No Further] 2'14

24. 2. Sov in! [Go to Sleep!] 1'41

25. 3. Fågellek [Play of the Birds] 1'32

26. 4. Vilse [Astray] 0'52

27. 5. En slända [A Dragonfly] 4'22

28. 6. Illalle [To Evening] 1'15

29. 7. Lastu lainehilla [Driftwood] 1'06

30. Koskenlaskijan morsiamet [The Rapids-Rider’s Brides], Op.33

CD5

1. Serenad, JS167 (preliminary version, 1887) 2'53

Seven Runeberg Songs, Op.13 (preliminary versions)

2. 2. Kyssens hopp [The Kiss’s Hope], 1892 2'21

3. 3. Hjärtats morgon [The Heart’s Morning], 1890 2'25

4. 5. Drömmen [The Dream], 1891 2'02

5. Kullervos Wehruf [Kullervo’s Lament], from Op.7 (first version 1892, rev. 1892–93) 2'12

Seven Songs, Op.17 (early draft copies)

6. 1. Se’n har jag ej frågat mera [Since Then I Have Questioned No Further], 1890–92 2'37

7. 6. Illalle [To Evening], 1898 1'50

8. Soluppgång [Sunrise], JS87 (preliminary version 1902) 2'14

9. Judeflickans sång [The Jewish Girl’s Song], JS48 No.2b [Op.51 No.2] (first version 1906, rev. c.1907) 2'51

10. Hundra vägar [A Hundred Ways], Op.72 No.6 (preliminary version 1907) 2'13

11. Teodora, Op.35 No.2 (preliminary version 1908) 4'39

12. Hymn to Thaïs, the Unforgettable, JS97 (first version 1909) 2'06

Two Songs from ‘Twelfth Night’, Op.60 (Original versions for voice and guitar)

13. 1. Kom nu hit, död! [Come Away, Death!] 3'12

14. 2. Hållilå, uti storm och i regn [Hey, ho, the Wind and the Rain] 2'07

15. Dolce far niente, Op.61 No.6 (preliminary version 1910) 1'43

16. On hanget korkeat, nietokset [High are the Snowdrifts], Op.1 No.5 (1901, rev. 1903–05) 2'07

17. Pastorale, extract from ‘Autrefois’, Op.96b, 1919–20 2'45


Artists include Helena Juntunen (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter and Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano), Dan Karlström (tenor), Gabriel Suovanen and Jorma Hynninen (baritone), Folke Gräsbeck, Bengt Forsberg and Love Derwinger (piano), Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) & Marko Ylönen and Joel Laakso (cello)

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This box contains a large number of previously unreleased recordings, as well as many world premières on disc. The 236 page booklet contains all song texts in the original language, with English translations.

Sibelius’s earliest music was instrumental and it wasn’t until he was in his twenties that he turned to the solo song genre. From that time on, however, he wrote songs at regular intervals – more than a hundred in total. They form a substantial part of his output and are treasured highly by admirers of the composer, although only a handful have gained a regular place in the international repertoire.

As Andrew Barnett remarks in his informative liner notes, ‘listening to them in their entirety reveals considerable lightness of touch and many a flash of genuine humour. The finest of them certainly reveal his gift for melody and his acute response to nature imagery, especially when setting poems featuring pantheistic imagery.’

Many of the songs were written for or premièred by leading Finnish singers. It is a fine cast of Finnish singers who perform their compatriot’s music on this collection, which also includes the highly acclaimed recordings by the Swedish mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter of some of the best-known songs, including Black Roses, The Diamond on the March Snow and But My Bird is Long in Homing. As for the accompaniments, the lion’s share is in the hands of Folke Gräsbeck, an undisputed authority on Sibelius’s piano scores and a key contributor to this edition.

Jean Sibelius: Serenad, JS 167 (version for voice and piano)

Serenad, JS 167 (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Medan nordanvinden gnyr (While the North Wind Roars)

Medan nordanvinden gnyr (While the North Wind Roars)

Jean Sibelius: Nacken (The Watersprite), JS 138

Nacken (The Watersprite), JS 138

Jean Sibelius: Da varldar annu skapade ej voro (When Worlds Still Uncreated Were), JS 56

Da varldar annu skapade ej voro, JS 56

Jean Sibelius: A Song, JS 71

En visa (A Song), JS 71

Jean Sibelius: Solen slog himlen rod… (The Sun Reddened the Sky) (fragment)

Solen slog himlen rod… (The Sun Reddened the Sky)

Jean Sibelius: Orgier (Orgies), JS 143

Orgier (Orgies), JS 143

Jean Sibelius: Skogsraet (The Wood Nymph), JS 171

Skogsraet (The Wood Nymph), JS 171

Jean Sibelius: Hostkvall (Autumn Evening) (fragment)

Hostkvall (Autumn Evening) (fragment)

Jean Sibelius: Flickan gick en vintermogon (The Maiden Went One Winter Morning) (fragment)

Flickan gick en vintermogon (The Maiden Went One Winter Morning) (fragment)

Jean Sibelius: Jag kysser dig ej (I Kiss You and Weary Not)

Jag kysser dig ej (I Kiss You and Weary Not)

Jean Sibelius: Lojet var utan hem (Wit Was Without a Home)

Lojet var utan hem (Wit Was Without a Home)

Jean Sibelius: Likhet (Alikeness), JS 120

Likhet (Alikeness), JS 120

Jean Sibelius: Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), JS 57

Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), JS 57

Jean Sibelius: Tule, tule, kultani (Come, my Sweetheart), JS 211

Tule, tule, kultani (Come, my Sweetheart), JS 211

Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 13 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Under strandens granar (Under the Fir-Trees)

No. 2. Kyssens hopp (The Kiss's Hope)

No. 3. Hjartats morgon (The Heart's Morning)

No. 4. Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring Flies Speedily)

No. 5. Drommen (The Dream)

No. 6. Till Frigga (To Frigga)

No. 7. Jagargossen (The Young Huntsman)

Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17

No. 1. Se'n har jag ej fragat mera (Since Then I Have Questioned No Further)

No. 2. Sov in (Go to Sleep)

No. 3. Fagellek (Play of the Birds)

No. 4. Vilse (Astray)

No. 5. En slanda (A Dragonfly)

No. 6. Illalle (To Evening)

No. 7. Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood)

Jean Sibelius: Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapid-Rider's Brides), Op. 33 (version for voice and piano)

Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapid-Rider's Brides), Op. 33 (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op. 27: No. 4. Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool's Song of the Spider) (version for voice and piano)

Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op. 27: No. 4. Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool's Song of the Spider) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Segelfahrt (Sailing), JS 166

Segelfahrt (Sailing), JS 166

Jean Sibelius: Souda, souda sinisorsa (Row, row, duck), JS 180

Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Row, row, duck), JS 180

Jean Sibelius: Andantino in E flat major, JS 42 (preliminary version of Sav, sav, susa, Op. 36, No. 4)

Andantino in E flat major, JS 42 (preliminary version of Sav, sav, susa, Op. 36, No. 4)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Svarta rosor (Black Roses)

No. 2. Men min fagel marks dock icke (But My Bird is Long in Homing)

No. 3. Bollspelet vid Trianon (Tennis at Trianon)

No. 4. Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle)

No. 5. Marssnon (The March Snow)

No. 6. Demanten pa marssnon (The Diamond on the March Snow)

Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss)

No. 2. Lasse liten (Little Lasse)

No. 3. Soluppgang (Sunrise)

No. 4. Var det en drom? (Was It a Dream?)

No. 5. Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The girl returned from meeting her lover)

Jean Sibelius: Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (I wish I were in India) (alternative version)

Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (I wish I were in India) (alternative version)

Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 38 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Hostkvall (Autumn Evening)

No. 2. Pa verandan vid havet (On a Balcony by the Sea)

No. 3. I natten (In the Night)

No. 4. Harpolekaren och hans son (The Harper and his Son)

No. 5. Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (I wish I were in India)

Jean Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande. JS 147: No. 6. The 3 Blind Sisters (version for voice and piano)

Pelleas and Melisande. JS 147: No. 6. The 3 Blind Sisters (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 50

No. 1. Lenzgesang (Spring Song)

No. 2. Sehnsucht (Longing)

No. 3. Im Feld ein Madchen singt (In the Field a Maid Sings)

No. 4. Aus banger Brust (From Anxious Heart)

No. 5. Die stille Stadt (The Silent City)

No. 6. Rosenlied (Song of the Roses)

Jean Sibelius: Erloschen (Extinguished), JS 73

Erloschen (Extinguished), JS 73

Jean Sibelius: 2 Songs, Op. 35

No. 1. Jubal

No. 2. Teodora

Jean Sibelius: Vanskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship), JS 215 (preliminary version)

Vanskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship), JS 215 (preliminary version)

Jean Sibelius: 8 Songs, Op. 57 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Alven och snigeln (The River and the Snail)

No. 2. En blomma stod vid vagen (A Flower in the Path)

No. 3. Kvarhjulet (The Millwheel)

No. 4. Maj (May)

No. 5. Jag ar ett trad (The Tree)

No. 6. Hertig Magnus (Baron Magnus)

No. 7. Vanskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship)

No. 8. Nacken (The Elf King)

Jean Sibelius: Twelfth Night, Op. 60 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Kom nu hit, Dod (Come away, Death)

No. 2. Hallila, uti storm och i regn (Hey, ho, the Wind and the Rain)

Jean Sibelius: 8 Songs, Op. 61 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Langsamt som kvallskyn (Slowly as the Evening Sky)

No. 2. Vattenplask (Lapping Waters)

No. 3. Nar jag drommer (When I dream)

No. 4. Romeo

No. 5. Romans (Romance)

No. 6. Dolce far niente

No. 7. Fafang onskan (Idle Wishes)

No. 8. Vartagen (The Spell of Springtide)

Jean Sibelius: Arioso, Op. 3 (version for voice and orchestra)

Arioso, Op. 3 (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (version for voice and piano)

No. 1. Nu star jul vid snoig port (Now Christmas stands at the snowy gate)

No. 2. Nu sa kommer julen (Now Christmas is coming)

No. 3. Det morknar ute (Outside it is getting dark)

No. 4. Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt (Give me no splendour, gold or pomp)

No. 5. On hanget korkeat, nietokset (High are the snowdrifts)

Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70 (version for voice and piano)

Luonnotar, Op. 70 (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 72 (version for voice and piano)

No. 3. Kyssen (The Kiss)

No. 4. Kaiutar (The Echo Nymph)

No. 5. Der Wanderer und der Bach

No. 6. Hundra vagar har min tanke (A Hundred Ways)

Jean Sibelius: Tanken (The Thought), JS 192

Tanken (The Thought), JS 192

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 86

No. 1. Varfornimmelser (The Coming of Spring)

No. 2. Langtan heter min arvedel (Vain longings are my heritage)

No. 3. Dold Forening (Hidden Union)

No. 4. Och finns det en tanke? (And is there a thought?)

No. 5. Sangarlon (The Singer's Reward)

No. 6. I systrar, I broder, I alskande par (Ye sisters, ye brothers, ye loving couples!)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 88

No. 1. Blasippan (The Anemone)

No. 2. De bagge rosorna (The Two Roses)

No. 3. Vitsippan (The Wood Anemone)

No. 4. Sippan (The Anemone)

No. 5. Tornet (The Thorn)

No. 6. Blommans ode (The Flower's Destiny)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 90

No. 1. Norden (The North)

No. 2. Hennes budskap (Her Message)

No. 3. Morgonen (The Morning)

No. 4. Fagelfangaren (The Bird-Catcher)

No. 5. Sommarnatten (Summer Night)

No. 6. Vem styrde hit din vag? (Who brought you here?)

Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon valitus (Kullervo's Lament) (version for voice and piano)

Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon valitus (Kullervo's Lament) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Mummon syntymapaivana (Birthday Song to Grandmother), JS 136

Mummon syntymapaivana (Birthday Song to Grandmother), JS 136

Jean Sibelius: Autrefois, Op. 96b (version for 2 voices and piano)

Autrefois, Op. 96b (version for 2 voices and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Sma flickorna (Little Girls), JS 174

Sma flickorna (Little Girls), JS 174

Jean Sibelius: Narciss, JS 140

Narciss (Narcissus), JS 140

Jean Sibelius: Siltavahti (The Bridge Guard), JS 170b (version for voice and piano)

Siltavahti (The Bridge Guard), JS 170b (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (version for voice and piano, "Solitude")

Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (version for voice and piano, "Solitude")

Jean Sibelius: Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97

Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97

Jean Sibelius: Serenad, JS 167 (preliminary version)

Serenad, JS 167 (preliminary version)

Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 13 (preliminary versions) (excerpts)

No. 2. Kyssens hopp (The Kiss's Hope)

No. 3. Hjartats morgon (The Heart's Morning)

No. 5. Drommen (The Dream)

Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon Wehruf (Kullervo's Lament) (first version) (version for voice and piano)

Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon Wehruf (Kullervo's Lament) (first version) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17 (early draft copies) (excerpts)

No. 1. Se'n har jag ej fragat mera (Since Then I Questioned No Further)

No. 6. Illalle (To Evening)

Jean Sibelius: Soluppgang (Sunrise), JS 87 (preliminary version)

Soluppgang (Sunrise), JS 87 (preliminary version)

Jean Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (first version) (version for voice and piano)

Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (first version) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 72: No. 6. Hundra vagar (100 Ways) (preliminary version) (version for voice and piano)

6 Songs, Op. 72: No. 6. Hundra vagar (100 Ways) (preliminary version) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 2 Songs, Op. 35: No. 2. Teodora (preliminary version)

2 Songs, Op. 35: No. 2. Teodora (preliminary version)

Jean Sibelius: Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97 (first version)

Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97 (first version)

Jean Sibelius: Twelfth Night, Op. 60 (original version for voice and guitar)

No. 1. Kom nu hit, dod! (Come Away, Death!)

No. 2. Hallila, uti storm och i regn (Hey, ho, the Wind and the Rain)

Jean Sibelius: 8 Songs, Op. 61 (preliminary version) (version for voice and piano)

8 Songs, Op. 61: No. 6. Dolce far niente (preliminary version) (version for voice and piano)

Jean Sibelius: 5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1: No. 5. On hanget korkeat (High are the snowdrifts) (version for 2 voices and piano)

5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1: No. 5. On hanget korkeat (High are the snowdrifts) (version for 2 voices and piano)

Jean Sibelius: Autrefois, Op. 96b: Pastorale (preliminary version) (arr. for 2 voices and piano)

Autrefois, Op. 96b: Pastorale (preliminary version) (arr. for 2 voices and piano)

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