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SIBELIUS, J.: Swanwhite / The Lizard / A Lonely Ski Trail / The Countess's Portrait (Eklundh, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)

    

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SIBELIUS, J.: Swanwhite / The Lizard / A Lonely Ski Trail / The Countess's Portrait (Eklundh, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam)

So great was the effect of Sibelius’s incidental music for Maeterlinck’s play Pelléas et Mélisande that August Strindberg, whose wife had performed the rôle of Mélisande, agreed that he should write the music for his as-yet unperformed play Svanevit (Swanwhite). Composing for an orchestra of thirteen he wrote in a style reminiscent of Grieg, and both play and music were very well received by critics and audiences alike. The play Ödlan (The Lizard) inspired Sibelius with its dreamlike atmosphere, while Ett ensamt skidspår (A Lonely Ski Trail) and Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’ Portrait) show his skill in writing for drama on a miniature scale.


Sibelius, Jean

  Svanevit (Swanwhite), JS 189
1.   Act I: Largo: En hornsignal i fjarran 00:00:18
2.   Act I: Comodo: Tyst duvan, min prins kommer 00:02:51
3.   Act I: Adagio: En svan flyger forbi 00:00:19
4.   Act II: Lento assai: Nar modern har stally harpan pa bordet 00:03:36
5.   Act II: Adagio: Da drager en vit svan forbi 00:00:20
6.   Act II: Lento - Comodo - Lento - Allegro: Svanevitsmoder: Och vi rakas pa gronskande ang 00:05:50
7.   Act II: Andantino: Harpan tystnar ett ogonblick och tar sa upp en ny melodi 00:02:19
8.   Act II: Andante: Prinsen ensam 00:02:47
9.   Act II: Lento: Styvmodern: Har min konst svikit mig, eller hur 00:02:26
10.   Act II: Moderato: Nar prinsen lagger sig i sangen 00:02:53
11.   Act III: Allegretto: Nar konungen gar 00:01:09
12.   Act III: Largamente: Prinsen (Konungen): Eld pa borgen 00:01:34
13.   Act III: Adagio: Svanevit: Ma de komma fort ty de maste komma 00:01:37
14.   Act III: Largamente molto: Svanevit - Prinsessan: Jag tror, jag vill, jag ber 00:01:30
  Odlan (The Lizard), Op. 8 (version for string orchestra)
15.   Scene 1: Adagio 00:03:43
16.   Scene 2: Grave 00:22:07

Sibelius, Jean
Gripenberg, Bertel, lyricist(s)

  Ett ensamt skidspar (The Lonely Ski Trail), JS 77b
17.   Ett ensamt skidspar (The Lonely Ski Trail), JS 77b 00:03:45

Sibelius, Jean
Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess's Portrait), JS 88 (version with narration)
18.   Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess's Portrait), JS 88 (version with narration) 00:04:29

Total Playing Time: 01:03:33






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Lyricist(s):
Gripenberg, Bertel; Topelius, Zacharias

Conductor(s):
Segerstam, Leif

Orchestra(s):
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Eklundh, Riho

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573341

Barcode: 747313334179

Physical Release: 10/2015

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