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© BIS Records AB
BIS-CD-1697/1700
Total Time: 1151'26   –  Release: Nov 2006

EAN 7318591697008

The Essential SIBELIUS
15 discs for the price of 4

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CD 1:
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39
  1. I. Andante, ma non troppo Allegro energico 9'42
  2. II. Andante (ma non troppo lento) 8'54
  3. III. Scherzo. Allegro 4'30
  4. IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia). Andante Allegro molto 11'46

Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63
  5. I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio 11'36
  6. II. Allegro molto vivace 4'29
  7. III. Il tempo largo 14'04
  8. IV. Allegro 9'04

CD 2:
Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.43
  1. I. Allegretto 9'14
  2. II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato 14'25
  3. III. Vivacissimo attacca 5'57
  4. IV. Finale. Allegro moderato 14'55

Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52
  5. I. Allegro moderato 10'15
  6. II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto 11'12
  7. III. Moderato Allegro (ma non tanto) 8'51

CD 3:
Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82
  1. I. Tempo molto moderato Allegro moderato 13'23
  2. II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto 8'45
  3. III. Allegro molto Largamente assai 9'05

  4. En saga, Op.9 18'03

  5. Pohjolas Daughter, Op.49 13'10

  6. Valse triste, Op.44 No.1 4'42

  7. Finlandia, Op.26 8'28

CD 4:
Symphony No.6 (in D minor), Op.104
  1. I. Allegro molto moderato 8'28
  2. II. Allegretto moderato 6'29
  3. III. Poco vivace 3'23
  4. IV. Allegro molto 8'19

  5. Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105 22'44

  6. Tapiola, Op.112 17'22

CD 5:
Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.47
  1. I. Allegro moderato 16'47
  2. II. Adagio di molto 10'02
  3. III. Allegro, ma non tanto 7'40

Two Serious Melodies for cello and orchestra, Op.77
  4. I. Cantique (Ltare anima mea) 5'09
  5. II. Devotion (Ab imo pectore) 3'23

Two Serenades for violin and orchestra, Op.69
  6. No.1 in D major 6'16
  7. No.2 in G minor 6'51

Six Humoresques for violin and orchestra
  8. No.1 in D minor, Op.87 No.1 3'25
  9. No.2 in D major, Op.87 No.2 2'15
  10. No.3 in G minor, Op.89a 4'08
  11. No.4 in G minor, Op.89b 4'00
  12. No.5 in E flat major, Op.89c 3'05
  13. No.6 in G minor, Op.89d 3'01

CD 6:
Kullervo, Op.7
  1. I. Introduction 12'50
  2. II. Kullervos Youth 19'18
  3. III. Kullervo and his Sister 25'27
  4. IV. Kullervo Goes to War 10'04
  5. V. Kullervos Death 12'22

CD 7:
  1. The Wood-Nymph, Op.15 21'36

Lemminkinen Suite, Op.22
  2. I. Lemminkinen and the Maidens of the Island 15'12
  3. II. The Swan of Tuonela 9'27
  4. III. Lemminkinen in Tuonela 17'41
  5. IV. Lemminkinens Return 6'27

CD 8:
Karelia Suite, Op.11
  1. I. Intermezzo 4'39
  2. II. Ballade 7'27
  3. III. Alla marcia 4'51

Scnes historiques, Set I, Op.25
  4. I. All Overtura 4'37
  5. II. Scena 6'11
  6. III. Festivo 7'07

  7. Athenarnes sng (Song of the Athenians), Op.31 No.3 3'31

  8. Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op.32 9'03

  9. Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op.48 9'16

Rakastava for strings, timpani and triangle, Op.14
  10. I. The Lover 4'06
  11. II. The Path of His Beloved 2'26
  12. III. Good Evening! Farewell! 5'34

  13. Andante festivo, JS34b 5'10

CD 9:
Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op.27 (suite)
  1. I. Nocturne 7'40
  2. II. Elegy 5'23
  3. III. Musette 2'12
  4. IV. Serenade 4'43
  5. V. Ballad 5'14

Pellas et Mlisande, Op.46 (suite)
  6. I. At the Castle Gate 3'49
  7. II. Mlisande 4'15
  8. IIa. At the Seashore 1'48
  9. III. By a Spring in the Park 2'23
  10. IV. The Three Blind Sisters 2'29
  11. V. Pastorale 2'01
  12. VI. Mlisande at the Spinning Wheel 2'14
  13. VII. Entracte 2'49
  14. VIII. The Death of Mlisande 6'04

The Tempest, Op.109 (extracts)
  15. The Oak Tree 2'25
  16. Humoresque 1'00
  17. Calibans Song 1'09
  18. Intrada Berceuse 2'06
  19. Entracte Ariels Song 3'14
  20. Chorus of the Winds 3'14
  21. Intermezzo 1'39
  22. Dance of the Nymphs 1'49
  23. Prospero 1'50
  24. Miranda 2'03
  25. The Storm 3'13

CD 10:
  1. Snfrid for recitation, mixed chorus and orchestra, Op.29 14'15

  2. The Bard, Op.64 7'32

  3. The Oceanides, Op.73 10'03

  4. Luonnotar for soprano and orchestra, Op.70 8'50

  5. Sortunut ni (The Broken Voice), Op.18 No.1 1'20

  6. Venematka (The Boat Journey), Op.18 No.3 1'34

  7. Sydmeni laulu (Song of my Heart), Op.18 No.6 2'12

  8. Rakastava (The Lover), JS160a (Op.14) 6'54

  9. Isnmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS98a 2'19

  10. Saarella palaa (Fire on the Island), Op.18 No.4 1'12

  11. Soi kiitokseksi Luojan, Op.23 No.6a (We Praise Thee, Our Creator) 1'31

  12. Mn frn sltten och havet, Op.65a (Men from Land and Sea) 4'40

  13. Till havs (At Sea), Op.84 No.5 2'24

  14. Fridolins drskap (Fridolins Folly), JS84 2'27

  15. Jone havsfrd (Jonahs Voyage), JS100 2'29

  16. Jkrien marssi, Op.91a (March of the Finnish Jger Battalion) 2'23

  17. Finlandia-Hymni (Finlandia Hymn), Op.26 2'04

CD 11:
  1. Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op.36 No.1 1'56

  2. Men min fgel mrks dock icke, Op.36 No.2 (But my Bird is Long in Homing) 2'23

  3. Sv, sv, susa (Sigh, Sigh, Sedges), Op.36 No.4 2'33

  4. Illalle (To Evening), Op.17 No.6 (1898) 1'15

  5. Im Feld ein Mdchen singt, Op.50 No.3 (A Maiden Yonder Sings) 3'00

  6. Aus banger Brust (O, Wert Thou Here), Op.50 No.4 2'17

  7. Die stille Stadt (The Silent Town), Op.50 No.5 2'39

  8. Vren flyktar hastigt, Op.13 No.4 (Spring is Flying) 1'30

  9. Sen har jag ej frgat mera, Op.17 No.1 (Since Then I Have Questioned No Further) 1'53

  10. Hstkvll (Autumn Evening), Op.38 No.1 4'29

  11. Arioso, Op.3 3'48

  12. Ncken (The Watersprite), song/melodrama, JS138 3'19

  13. Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt, Op.1 No.4 (Give Me No Splendour, Gold or Pomp) 3'43

  14. Jag r ett trd (The Tree), Op.57 No.5 2'46

  15. Ncken (The Watersprite), Op.57 No.8 3'10

  16. Hymn to Thas, JS97 3'11

  17. Kaiutar (The Echo Nymph), Op.72 No.4 3'10

  18. Lngtan heter min arvedel, Op.86 No.2 (Longing is my Heritage) 3'11

  19. I systrar, I brder, I lskande par, Op.86 No.6 (Ye Sisters, Ye Brothers) 2'01

  20. Demanten p marssnn, Op.36 No.6 (The Diamond on the March Snow) 2'58

  21. Sngen om korsspindeln, Op.27 No.4 (The Song of the Cross Spider) 3'31

  22. P verandan vid havet, Op.38 No.2 (On a Balcony by the Sea) 3'06

  23. Kom nu hit, dd, Op.60 No.1 (Come Away, Death) 3'31

  24. Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Swim, Duck, Swim), JS180 1'10

  25. Norden (The North), Op.90 No.1 2'04

  26. Narciss (Narcissus), JS140 1'45

  27. Den frsta kyssen (The First Kiss), Op.37 No.1 1'52

  28. Var det en drm? (Was it a Dream?), Op.37 No.4 1'58

  29. Flickan kom ifrn sin lsklings mte, Op.37 No.5 (The Tryst) 2'50

  30. Tanken (The Thought), JS192 1'29

CD 12:
  1. Moderato Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor JS131 10'33

String Quartet in A minor, JS183
  2. I. Andante Allegro 11'06
  3. II. Adagio ma non tanto 8'33
  4. III. Vivace 5'43
  5. IV. Allegro 8'40

String Quartet in D minor Voces intimae, Op.56
  6. I. Andante Allegro molto moderato 5'53
  7. II. Vivace 2'18
  8. III. Adagio di molto 10'51
  9. IV. Allegretto (ma pesante) 5'34
  10. V. Allegro 4'57

CD 13:
Piano Trio in D major, Korpo, JS209
  1. I. Allegro moderato 10'50
  2. II. Fantasia 15'30
  3. III. Finale. Vivace 9'21

Piano Quintet in G minor, JS159
  4. I. Grave Allegro 10'53
  5. II. Intermezzo. Moderato 5'19
  6. III. Andante 9'20
  7. IV. Scherzo. Vivacissimo 3'20
  8. V. Moderato Vivace 9'40
  9. La pompeuse Marche dAsis, JS116 3'21

CD 14:
  1. Vattendroppar (Water Drops), JS216 0'45

  2. Andante cantabile in E flat major, JS30b 4'12

  3. Andante cantabile in G major, JS33 (for violin and piano) 2'32

Sonata in F major, JS178 (for violin and piano)
  4. I. [Allegro] 11'16
  5. II. Andante 6'01
  6. III. Vivace 8'02

  7. Malinconia, Op.20 (for cello and piano) 12'18

Four Pieces, Op.78 for violin and piano
  8. I. Impromptu 1'40
  9. II. Romance in F major 3'22
  10. III. Religioso 4'00
  11. IV. Rigaudon 1'52

Sonatina in E major, Op.80 (for violin and piano)
  12. I. Lento Allegro 3'49
  13. II. Andantino 3'51
  14. III. Lento Allegretto 3'58

Two Danses Champtres from Op.106 (for violin and piano)
  15. I. Largamente assai Vivace 5'02
  16. II. Alla polacca 2'25

CD 15:
Florestan, JS82
  1. I. Moderato 1'33
  2. II. Molto moderato 2'23
  3. III. Andante 4'06
  4. IV. Tempo I 2'06

  5. Impromptu in B minor, Op.5 No.5 3'36

Sonata in F major, Op.12
  6. I. Allegro molto 5'51
  7. II. Andantino 6'54
  8. III. Vivacissimo 4'00

  9. Romance in D flat major, Op.24 No.9 4'00

Kyllikki, three lyric pieces, Op.41
  10. I. Largamente Allegro 3'03
  11. II. Andantino 4'29
  12. III. Commodo 3'17

Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op.67 No.1
  13. I. Allegro 2'31
  14. II. Largo 2'52
  15. III. Allegro moderato 1'43

Sonatina in E major, Op.67 No.2
  16. I. Allegro 1'51
  17. II. Andantino 2'19
  18. III. Allegro 1'24

Sonatina in B minor, Op.67 No.3
  19. I. Andante Allegro moderato 2'57
  20. II. Andante Allegro 3'20

  21. Den ensamma furan (The Solitary Fir Tree), Op.75 No.2 2'03

  22. Granen (The Spruce), Op.75 No.5 2'53

  23. Scne romantique, Op.101 No.5 3'31

  24. The Village Church, Op.103 No.1 3'10

MariAnne Hggander, soprano
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Tommi Hakala, baritone
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Sauli Tiilikainen, baritone
Raimo Laukka, baritone
Lasse Pysti, narrator
Stina Ekblad, narrator
Dong-Suk Kang, violin
Laura Vikman, violin
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin
Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola
Taneli Turunen, cello
Marko Ylnen, cello
Torleif Theden, cello
Joel Laakso, cello
Folke Grsbeck, piano
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Erik T. Tawaststjerna, piano
Love Derwinger, piano
Harri Viitanen, harmonium
Orphei Drngar, choir
Jubilate Choir, choir
Lahti Boys' Choir, choir
Dominante Choir, choir
YL Male Voice Choir, choir
Tempera Quartet, string quartet
Gteborgs Symfoniker, orchestra
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, orchestra
Osmo Vnsk, conductor
Astrid Riska, conductor
Matti Hykki, conductor
Jorma Panula, conductor
Robert Sund, conductor
Neeme Jrvi, conductor


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