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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. Pohjola’s 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 (Lætare 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. Kullervo’s Youth 19'18
  3. III. Kullervo and his Sister 25'27
  4. IV. Kullervo Goes to War 10'04
  5. V. Kullervo’s Death 12'22

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

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

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

  7. Athenarnes sång (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

Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.46 (suite)
  6. I. At the Castle Gate 3'49
  7. II. Mélisande 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. Mélisande at the Spinning Wheel 2'14
  13. VII. Entr’acte 2'49
  14. VIII. The Death of Mélisande 6'04

The Tempest, Op.109 (extracts)
  15. The Oak Tree 2'25
  16. Humoresque 1'00
  17. Caliban’s Song 1'09
  18. Intrada – Berceuse 2'06
  19. Entr’acte – Ariel’s 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. Snöfrid 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 ääni (The Broken Voice), Op.18 No.1 1'20

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

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

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

  9. Isänmaalle (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. Män från slätten och havet, Op.65a (Men from Land and Sea) 4'40

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

  14. Fridolins dårskap (Fridolin’s Folly), JS84 2'27

  15. Jone havsfärd (Jonah’s Voyage), JS100 2'29

  16. Jääkärien marssi, Op.91a (March of the Finnish Jäger 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 fågel märks dock icke, Op.36 No.2 (But my Bird is Long in Homing) 2'23

  3. Säv, säv, 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 Mädchen 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. Våren flyktar hastigt, Op.13 No.4 (Spring is Flying) 1'30

  9. Se’n har jag ej frågat mera, Op.17 No.1 (Since Then I Have Questioned No Further) 1'53

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

  11. Arioso, Op.3 3'48

  12. Näcken (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 är ett träd (The Tree), Op.57 No.5 2'46

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

  16. Hymn to Thaïs, JS97 3'11

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. Kom nu hit, död, 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 första kyssen (The First Kiss), Op.37 No.1 1'52

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

  29. Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte, 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 d’Asis, 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 Champêtres 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. Scène romantique, Op.101 No.5 3'31

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

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


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