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SIBELIUS (THE VERY BEST OF)

Jean Sibelius is considered the greatest Finnish composer and from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, defined Finnish music, becoming the nationalist voice of his country. This 2-CD survey includes favourite works from his symphonic, vocal, and instrumental music, such as the Violin Concerto, The Swan of Tuonela, and the Valse triste.



Disc 1

Sibelius, Jean

  Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46: No. 1. At the Castle Gate
1.   Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46: No. 1. At the Castle Gate 00:02:44
  Kyllikki, Op. 41: No. 3. Commodo
2.   Kyllikki, Op. 41: No. 3. Commodo 00:03:18
  The Oceanides, Op. 73
3.   The Oceanides, Op. 73 00:10:48
  Andante festivo, JS 34b (version for string orchestra)
4.   Andante festivo, JS 34b (version for string orchestra) 00:04:32

Sibelius, Jean
Froding, Gustaf / Josephson, Ernst / Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius, lyricist(s)

  6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 4. Reed, reed, rustle
5.   6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 4. Reed, reed, rustle 00:02:27

Sibelius, Jean

  Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
6.   Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1 00:04:36
  Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82: III. Allegro molto
7.   Symphony No. 5 in E - Flat Major, Op. 82: III. Allegro molto 00:09:26
  Romance in C Major, Op. 42
8.   Romance in C Major, Op. 42 00:04:55
  Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
9.   Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49 00:14:01
  Finlandia, Op. 26
10.   Finlandia, Op. 26 00:08:16


Disc 2

Sibelius, Jean

  Karelia Suite, Op. 11: excerpts
1.   I. Intermezzo 00:03:53
2.   III. Alla marcia 00:04:31
  Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
3.   Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto 00:07:54
  En saga, Op. 9
4.   En saga, Op. 9 00:17:27

Sibelius, Jean
Calamnius, Ilmari / Forsman, Aukusti Valdemar / Levertin, Oscar / Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Tavaststjerna, Karl August, lyricist(s)

  7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 6. To Evening
5.   7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 6. To Evening 00:01:31

Sibelius, Jean

  The Tempest, Suite No. 2, Op. 109: No. 3. Dance of the Nymphs
6.   The Tempest, Suite No. 2, Op. 109: No. 3. Dance of the Nymphs 00:01:56
  Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo: Allegro
7.   Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:05:08
  Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
8.   Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela 00:09:13
  5 Pieces, Op. 85, "Flowers": No. 2. Carnation
9.   5 Pieces, Op. 85, "Flowers": No. 2. Carnation 00:01:34
  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Finale
10.   Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Finale 00:13:21

Total Playing Time: 02:11:31






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Lyricist(s):
Calamnius, Ilmari; Forsman, Aukusti Valdemar; Froding, Gustaf; Josephson, Ernst; Levertin, Oscar; Runeberg, Johan Ludvig; Tavaststjerna, Karl August; Wecksell, Josef Julius

Conductor(s):
Gallois, Patrick; Leaper, Adrian; Panula, Jorma; Sakari, Petri

Orchestra(s):
Capella Istropolitana; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Gimse, Havard; Jurmu, Hannu; Kang, Dong-Suk; Lauriala, Risto; Somero, Jouni

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.552135-36

Barcode: 0730099213523

Physical Release: 10/2006

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