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SIBELIUS, J.: Incidental Music (Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam) (6-CD Box Set)


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SIBELIUS, J.: Incidental Music (Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam) (6-CD Box Set)

Parallel to his great sequence of symphonic masterpieces and tone poems, Jean Sibelius wrote a significant body of music for the theatre. It was with King Christian II and Kuolema that he established his fame throughout Europe while some of his most hauntingly beautiful writing for the stage can be found in Belshazzar’s Feast. The tragic pantomime Scaramouche is Sibelius’s only continuous dramatic score, the atmospheric and dramatic Pelléas et Mélisande is one of his most popular works and the rarely performed Jedermann is recognised as a hidden masterpiece. Gramophone wrote of these performances: ‘Leif Segerstam masterminds a characteristically unhurried, atmospheric display. What an absorbing journey of discovery this series has proved to be; congratulations to everyone involved.’

  1. SIBELIUS, J.: Kuolema / King Kristian II / Overture in A Minor (Pajala, Torikka, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573299
  2. SIBELIUS, J.: Belshazzar's Feast / Overture in E Major / Scène de ballet / Cortège / Menuetto (Pajala, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573300
  3. SIBELIUS, J.: Pelleas and Melisande / Musik zu einer Szene / Autrefois / Valse Chevaleresque (Pajala, Nordqvist, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573301
  4. SIBELIUS, J.: Jokamies (Jedermann) / 2 Pieces, Op. 77 / In Memoriam (Pajala, Katajala, Söderlund, Palmu, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573340
  5. SIBELIUS, J.: Swanwhite / The Lizard / A Lonely Ski Trail / The Countess's Portrait (Eklundh, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573341
  6. SIBELIUS, J.: Scaramouche [Ballet] (Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)  8.573511

Sibelius, Jean

Gripenberg, Bertel; Hagberg, Carl August; Jarnefelt, Arvid; Paul, Adolf; Procope, Hjalmar; Shakespeare, William; Topelius, Zacharias

Borg, Kim

Segerstam, Leif

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis

Eklundh, Riho; Goldstein, Bendik; Katajala, Tuomas; Nordqvist, Sari; Pajala, Pia; Palmu, Mikaela; Ruottinen, Roi; Söderlund, Nicholas; Torikka, Waltteri

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.506032

Barcode: 747313603237

Physical Release: 09/2018

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