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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.   Overture in E Major, JS 145 00:11:41
  Scene de ballet, JS 163
2.   Scene de ballet, JS 163 00:07:59

Sibelius, Jean
Procope, Hjalmar, lyricist(s)

  Belsazars gastabud (Belshazzar's Feast), JS 48
3.   Act I: Alla marcia 00:02:05
4.   Act II: Prelude: Nocturno 00:03:49
5.   Act II: Den judiska flickans sang (Vid alvarna i Babylon) (The Song of the Jewish Girl) 00:03:25
6.   Act III: Allegretto 00:01:00
7.   Act III: Livets dans (Dance of Life) 00:01:24
8.   Act III: Dodens dans (Dance of Death) 00:01:22
9.   Act III: Livets dans (Dance of Life) (excerpt) 00:00:40
10.   Act IV: Tempo sostenuto 00:03:15
11.   Act IV: Allegro 00:02:12
12.   Act IV: Livets dans (Dance of Life) 00:00:59
13.   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.   Die Sprache der Vogel (The Language of the Birds), Act III: Wedding March, JS 62 00:04:55
  Cortege, JS 54
15.   Cortege, JS 54 00:06:49
  Menuetto, JS 127
16.   Menuetto, JS 127 00:05:45
  Processional, Op. 113, No. 6 (version for orchestra)
17.   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

Physical Release: 07/2015

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