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Jean Sibelius: Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928-1948
     

Jean Sibelius: Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928-1948

 
The years spanned by this seven-disc Warner Classics collection coincide with the peak years of Jean Sibelius' popularity. At that time, he was widely regarded in Western countries as the greatest living composer, though he had essentially stopped producing major works after the mid-1920s, when he wrote the "Symphony No. 7 in C major," the incidental music to "The

Overview

The years spanned by this seven-disc Warner Classics collection coincide with the peak years of Jean Sibelius' popularity. At that time, he was widely regarded in Western countries as the greatest living composer, though he had essentially stopped producing major works after the mid-1920s, when he wrote the "Symphony No. 7 in C major," the incidental music to "The Tempest," and "Tapiola." This 2015 set marks the 150th anniversary of Sibelius' birth, and generously offers vintage recordings of his "7 Symphonies," the "Violin Concerto," "Finlandia," "Pohjola's Daughter," "Night Ride and Sunrise," "The Oceanides," the "String Quartet in D minor, Voces intimae," songs, and other works. The selections were recorded by Sibelius' strongest advocates, such as conductors Robert Kajanus, Adrian Boult, Thomas Beecham, and Serge Koussevitzky, violinist Jascha Heifetz, the Budapest String Quartet, soprano Marian Anderson, pianist Gerald Moore, and many others. There is also the rare 1939 recording of Sibelius conducting his "Andante festivo," probably his only extant recording. This is a collector's set, considering the historical importance of the recordings, though it may be less enjoyable for newcomers and other listeners because of its limited analog sound quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2015
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0825646053179
catalogNumber:
552772
Rank:
60558

Tracks

  1. In Memoriam, funeral march for orchestra, Op. 59
  2. Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 46: 9. Death of Mélisande
  3. Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 46: 8. Entr'acte
  4. Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 46: 4. A Spring in the Park
  5. The Tempest: Suite No. 2, for orchestra, Op. 109/3: 7. Miranda
  6. The Tempest: Suite No. 2, for orchestra, Op. 109/3: 4. Prospero
  7. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: 7. Intrada - Berceuse
  8. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: 3. Caliban's Song
  9. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: 2. Humoresque
  10. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: 1. The Oak Tree
  11. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: Prelude
  12. The Bard (Barden), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 64
  13. Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
  14. Romance, for string orchestra in C major, Op. 42
  15. The Oceanides (Aallottaret), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 73
  16. Night Ride & Sunrise (Öinen ratsastus ja auringonnousu), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 55
  17. Tapiola, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 112
  18. Belshazzar's Feast (Belsazars gästabud), suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 51
  19. Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49
  20. Andante Festivo, for string orchestra (arranged from string quartet version)
  21. March of the Finnish Jaeger Battalion, for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 91/1
  22. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: 3. Alla marcia
  23. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: 1. Intermezzo
  24. Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
  25. Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
  26. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
  27. Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
  28. Slowly as the evening sun (Langsamt som kvällskyn), song for voice & piano, Op. 61/1
  29. Come Away, Death (Kom nu hit, död!), for voice, harp & string orchestra (Twelfth Night No. 1), Op. 60/1
  30. Aus Banger Brust (O, wert thou here), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 50/4
  31. Sigh, sedges, sigh (Säv, säv, susa), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/4
  32. Pieces (10) for piano, Op. 24: No. 9 Romance in D flat
  33. Malinconia, for cello & piano, Op. 20
  34. Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 115: 1. Auf dem Herde
  35. Pieces (5) for violin & piano, Op. 81: 1. Mazurka
  36. Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 78: 2. Romance in F
  37. String Quartet in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56
  38. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: 1. Intermezzo
  39. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  40. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  41. Scènes Historiques I (3), suite for orchestra, Op. 25: 3. Festivo
  42. Lemminkäinen's Return, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite No. 4), Op. 22/4
  43. En Saga, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 9
  44. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
  45. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27: 5. Ballade
  46. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27: 2. Elegy
  47. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27: 1. Nocturne
  48. Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
  49. Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
  50. Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), tone poem for voice & orchestra, Op. 70
  51. Cinq danses champétres (5), for violin & piano, Op. 106: Danse champêtre No. 1
  52. Cinq danses champétres (5), for violin & piano, Op. 106: Danse champêtre No. 2

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