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SIBELIUS: Songs, Vol. 1

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”.


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

  Illalle (To Evening), Op. 17, No. 6
1.   Play with flash player Illalle (To Evening), Op. 17, No. 6 00:01:37

Sibelius, Jean

  Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring is Flying), Op. 13, No. 4
2.   Play with flash player Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring is Flying), Op. 13, No. 4 00:01:37

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius / Hedberg, Tor / Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), Op. 37, No. 1
3.   Play with flash player Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), Op. 37, No. 1 00:01:54

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

  Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op. 36, No. 1
4.   Play with flash player Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op. 36, No. 1 00:02:03

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius / Hedberg, Tor / Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The girl returned from meeting her lover), Op. 37, No. 5
5.   Play with flash player Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The girl returned from meeting her lover), Op. 37, No. 5 00:02:50

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

  Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle), Op. 36, No. 4
6.   Play with flash player Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle), Op. 36, No. 4 00:02:33

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius / Hedberg, Tor / Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Var det en drom (Was it a Dream), Op. 37, No. 4
7.   Play with flash player Var det en drom (Was it a Dream), Op. 37, No. 4 00:01:57

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

  Demanten pa marssnon (The Diamond on the March Snow), Op. 36, No. 6
8.   Play with flash player Demanten pa marssnon (The Diamond on the March Snow), Op. 36, No. 6 00:02:45

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

  Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood), Op. 17, No. 7
9.   Play with flash player Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood), Op. 17, No. 7 00:01:33

Sibelius, Jean
Forsman, Aukusti Valdemar, lyricist(s)

  Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Row, row, duck), JS 180
10.   Play with flash player Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Row, row, duck), JS 180 00:01:45

Sibelius, Jean
Larin-Kyösti / Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Greif, Martin / Rydberg, Viktor, lyricist(s)

  Kaiutar (The Echo Nymph), Op. 72, No. 4
11.   Play with flash player Kaiutar (The Echo Nymph), Op. 72, No. 4 00:03:13

Sibelius, Jean
Ohquist, Johannes, lyricist(s)

  Segelfahrt (Sailing), JS 166
12.   Play with flash player Segelfahrt (Sailing), JS 166 00:01:51

Sibelius, Jean
Ritter, Anna / Fitger, Arthur Heinrich Wilhelm / Weiss, Emil Rudolf / Susman, Margarete / Dehmel, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Im Feld ein Madchen singt (In the Field a Maid Sings), Op. 50, No. 3
13.   Play with flash player Im Feld ein Madchen singt (In the Field a Maid Sings), Op. 50, No. 3 00:03:03
14.   Play with flash player Sehnsucht (Longing), Op. 50, No. 2 00:01:51

Sibelius, Jean
Dehmel, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Die stille Nacht (The Silent City), Op. 50, No. 5
15.   Play with flash player Die stille Nacht (The Silent City), Op. 50, No. 5 00:02:45

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig, lyricist(s)

  Serenad (Serenade), JS 167
16.   Play with flash player Serenad (Serenade), JS 167 00:03:02

Sibelius, Jean
Baeckman, H., lyricist(s)

  En visa (A Song), JS 71
17.   Play with flash player En visa (A Song), JS 71 00:01:41

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius / Hedberg, Tor / Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), JS 57
18.   Play with flash player Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss), JS 57 00:02:10

Sibelius, Jean
Stenback, Lars, lyricist(s)

  Orgier (Orgies), JS 143
19.   Play with flash player Orgier (Orgies), JS 143 00:02:21

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

  Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle), JS 42
20.   Play with flash player Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle), JS 42 00:02:08

Sibelius, Jean
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig / Wecksell, Josef Julius / Hedberg, Tor / Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Soluppgang (Sunrise), JS 87
21.   Play with flash player Soluppgang (Sunrise), JS 87 00:02:31

Sibelius, Jean
Josephson, Ernst, lyricist(s)

  Vanskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship), JS 215
22.   Play with flash player Vanskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship), JS 215 00:02:44

Sibelius, Jean
Franzén, Frans Mikael / Runeberg, Johan Ludvig, lyricist(s)

  6 Songs, Op. 88
23.   Play with flash player No. 1. Sinivuokko (Blasippan, The Anemone) 00:00:52
24.   Play with flash player No. 2. Kaksi ruusua (De bagge rosorna, The Two Roses) 00:01:19
25.   Play with flash player No. 3. Valkovuokko (Vitsippan, The Wood Anemone) 00:01:19
26.   Play with flash player No. 4. Vuokko (Sippan, The Primrose) 00:01:03
27.   Play with flash player No. 5. Villiruusu (Tornet, The Thorn) 00:02:17
28.   Play with flash player No. 6. Kukkasen kohtalo (Blommans ode, The Flower's Destiny) 00:01:33

Sibelius, Jean
Gripenberg, Bertel, lyricist(s)

  Narsissi (Narciss, Narcissus), JS 140
29.   Play with flash player Narciss (Narcissus), JS 140 00:02:17

Sibelius, Jean
Borgstrom, Arthur H., lyricist(s)

  Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97
30.   Play with flash player Hymn to Thais, the Unforgettable, JS 97 00:02:03

Total Playing Time: 01:02:37




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