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SIBELIUS, J.: Belshazzar's Feast / Overture in E Major / Scène de ballet / Cortège / Menuetto (Pajala, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)

    
      

 









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SIBELIUS, J.: Belshazzar's Feast / Overture in E Major / Scène de ballet / Cortège / Menuetto (Pajala, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)

Alongside the great symphonies and tone poems, music for the theatre played an important rôle in Sibelius’s development. From exquisite nocturnal tranquility to the macabre ‘Dance of Life’, Belshazzar’s Feast is an exotic tale of seduction and tragedy to which Sibelius responded with some of his most hauntingly beautiful writing for the stage. The early Menuetto and lively Cortège were considered good enough by the composer to be recycled for further stage productions, while the Overture in E and Scène de Ballet started life as Sibelius’s first attempt at composing a symphony.


Sibelius, Jean

  Overture in E Major, JS 145
1.   Play with flash player Overture in E Major, JS 145 00:11:41
  Scene de ballet, JS 163
2.   Play with flash player Scene de ballet, JS 163 00:07:59

Sibelius, Jean
Procope, Hjalmar, lyricist(s)

  Belsazars gastabud (Belshazzar's Feast), JS 48
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Alla marcia 00:02:05
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Prelude: Nocturno 00:03:49
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Den judiska flickans sang (Vid alvarna i Babylon) (The Song of the Jewish Girl) 00:03:25
6.   Play with flash player Act III: Allegretto 00:01:00
7.   Play with flash player Act III: Livets dans (Dance of Life) 00:01:24
8.   Play with flash player Act III: Dodens dans (Dance of Death) 00:01:22
9.   Play with flash player Act III: Livets dans (Dance of Life) (excerpt) 00:00:40
10.   Play with flash player Act IV: Tempo sostenuto 00:03:15
11.   Play with flash player Act IV: Allegro 00:02:12
12.   Play with flash player Act IV: Livets dans (Dance of Life) 00:00:59
13.   Play with flash player Act IV: Dodens dans (Dance of Death) 00:01:17

Sibelius, Jean

  Die Sprache der Vogel (The Language of the Birds), Act III: Wedding March, JS 62
14.   Play with flash player Die Sprache der Vogel (The Language of the Birds), Act III: Wedding March, JS 62 00:04:55
  Cortege, JS 54
15.   Play with flash player Cortege, JS 54 00:06:49
  Menuetto, JS 127
16.   Play with flash player Menuetto, JS 127 00:05:45
  Processional, Op. 113, No. 6 (version for orchestra)
17.   Play with flash player Processional, Op. 113, No. 6 (version for orchestra) 00:04:24

Total Playing Time: 01:03:01






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Lyricist(s):
Procope, Hjalmar

Conductor(s):
Segerstam, Leif

Orchestra(s):
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Pajala, Pia

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573300

Barcode: 747313330072

Boxset: 8.506032

Release Date: 07/2015

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