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SIBELIUS: Songs, Vol. 2

Although Sibelius wrote around a hundred songs over a period of more than thirty years – mainly settings of Swedish texts, with eight in German and only a handful in Finnish – they have suffered comparative neglect alongside his larger-scale orchestral and choral music. The best of the songs are essentially nature pieces, dark-hued, vividly characterized, intensely melancholic and vocally demanding. Sibelius considered them to represent his “innermost self”. Volume One of this two-disc survey is available on Naxos 8.570019.


Sibelius, Jean

  Finlandia-Hymn
1.   Finlandia - Hymn 00:02:53
  Suomen Jaakarien Marssi (Finnish Jager March), Op. 91a (version for tenor solo and piano)
2.   Suomen Jaakarien Marssi (Finnish Jager March), Op. 91a (version for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:28
  Aamusumussa (In the Morning Mist), JS 9a (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
3.   Aamusumussa (In the Morning Mist), JS 9a (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:01:56
  Atenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31, No. 3 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
4.   Atenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31, No. 3 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:22
  Sortunut aani (The broken voice), Op. 18, No. 1 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
5.   Sortunut aani (The broken voice), Op. 18, No. 1 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:01:33
  Isanmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS 98a (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
6.   Isanmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS 98a (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:17
  Karjalan osa (Karelia's Fate), JS 108 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
7.   Karjalan osa (Karelia's Fate), JS 108 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:05:10

Sibelius, Jean
Sola, Waino, lyricist(s)

  Siltavahti (The Bridge Guard), JS 170b (version for tenor solo and piano)
8.   Siltavahti (The Bridge Guard), JS 170b (version for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:38

Sibelius, Jean

  Uusmaalaisten laulu (Song for the People of Uusimaa), JS 214 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
9.   Uusmaalaisten laulu (Song for the People of Uusimaa), JS 214 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:32

Sibelius, Jean
Paul, Adolf, lyricist(s)

  Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op. 27: Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool's Song of the Spider)
10.   Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op. 27: Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool's Song of the Spider) 00:04:08

Sibelius, Jean
Kalevala, lyricist(s)

  Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon valitus (Kullervo's Lament) (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
11.   Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervon valitus (Kullervo's Lament) (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:11

Sibelius, Jean
Maeterlinck, Maurice, lyricist(s)

  Pelleas och Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande), Op. 46: No. 4: De 3 blinda systrar (3 Blind Sisters)
12.   Pelleas och Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande), Op. 46: No. 4: De 3 blinda systrar (3 Blind Sisters) 00:03:27

Sibelius, Jean
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Tule, tule, kultani (Come, my Sweetheart), JS 211
13.   Tule, tule, kultani (Come, my Sweetheart), JS 211 00:01:33

Sibelius, Jean

  Rakastava (The Lover), JS 160c (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
14.   Rakastava (The Lover), JS 160c (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:01:41
  Mummon syntymapaivana, JS 136
15.   Mummon syntymapaivana, JS 136 00:02:05
  Partiolaisten marssi (Scout March), Op. 91b (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
16.   Partiolaisten marssi (Scout March), Op. 91b (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:48
  Koulutie (The Way to School), JS 112 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
17.   Koulutie (The Way to School), JS 112 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:05:19
  Tuule, tuuli, leppeammin, Op. 23, No. 6b (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
18.   Tuule, tuuli, leppeammin, Op. 23, No. 6b (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:03:25
  Sydameni laulu (Song of my Heart), Op. 18, No. 6 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
19.   Sydameni laulu (Song of my Heart), Op. 18, No. 6 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:34
  Kellosavel Kallion kirkossa (Bell Melody of Kallio Church), Op. 65b (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
20.   Kellosavel Kallion kirkossa (Bell Melody of Kallio Church), Op. 65b (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:03:02
  Herran siunaus (God's Blessing), JS 95 (arr. for tenor solo and piano)
21.   Herran siunaus (God's Blessing), JS 95 (arr. for tenor solo and piano) 00:02:30
  Soi kunniaksi Luojan (May the Hymn of Honour Now Resound), Op. 23, No. 6a (arr. for tenor and piano)
22.   Soi kunniaksi Luojan (May the Hymn of Honour Now Resound), Op. 23, No. 6a (arr. for tenor and piano) 00:02:26

Total Playing Time: 01:00:58






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Lyricist(s):
Kalevala; Maeterlinck, Maurice; Paul, Adolf; Sola, Waino; Traditional

Artist(s):
Jurmu, Hannu; Somero, Jouni

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570020

Barcode: 747313002078

Physical Release: 05/2007

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