Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1

Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1

by Tempera Quartet
     
 

Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragmentsSee more details below

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Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragments lasting between 13 seconds to 32 minutes. One thing is instantly clear: Sibelius scholarship has made enormous strides since the mid-twentieth century. The vast majority of the music here will be of primary interest to the Sibelius scholar and the Sibelius completist. And while it may be rewarding to check out the teenage composer's chamber music, even those with an interest in him may eventually skip over the "Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor" for more substantive works. But it has to be acknowledged that a surprising amount of the music here has merit beyond the curiosity of juvenilia. The three early quartets won't likely match the mature "Voces intimae"'s expressive complexity, but they are fascinating works, especially in their approach to texture. And, while the four piano quartets lack some of the polish of the string quartets, they display a creative approach to a form that elevates them. Many of the shorter pieces, like the string quartet version of the late Andante festivo, are well worth hearing for fans of Sibelius' music. As always, BIS' digital sound is transparent.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318591903055
catalogNumber:
1903
Rank:
145719

Tracks

  1. Molto Moderato - Scherzo, for string quartet, JS 134  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  2. Scherzo, for string quartet in B minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  3. String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  4. Themes (4), for string quartet  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  5. Alla marcia, for string quartet, JS 16  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  6. Presto, for string quartet in F major, JS 154  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  7. Theme and Variations, for string quartet in G minor, JS 197  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  8. Allegretto, for string quartet in D major, JS 20  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  9. Andantino, for string quartet in C major, JS 39  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  10. Theme and Variations, for string quartet in C sharp minor, JS 195  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  11. Small Pieces (33), for string quartet  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  12. Allegro, for string quartet in G minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  13. Andante & Allegro molto, for string quartet in D major, JS 32  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  14. Andante molto sostenuto, for string quartet in B minor, JS 37  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  15. Moderato-Allegro Appassionato, for string quartet in C sharp minor, JS 131  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  16. Allegro, for string quartet in E minor, JS 28  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  17. Work(s): Allegretto in A major, JS 17 and Più lento in F ma  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  18. Allegro, for string quartet in F minor, JS 14  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  19. Allegretto, for string quartet in B flat major  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  20. Fuga for Martin Wegelius, for string quartet, JS 85  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  21. String Quartet in A minor, JS 183  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  22. Adagio & Fugue, for string quartet in D minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  23. String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 4  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  24. String Quartet in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  25. String Quartet in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56: 5. Allegro [from Risoluto, 8 bars before Fig.11]  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  26. Andante Festivo, for string quartet, JS 34a  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  -  Tempera Quartet
  27. Trio, for 2 violins & piano in G major, JS 205  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Satu Vänskä
  28. Menuetto, for violin, cello & piano in D minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  29. Menuetto, for 2 violins & piano in F major, JS 126  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Satu Vänskä
  30. Andante, Adagio & Allegro maestoso, for violin, cello & piano  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  31. Piano Trio in A minor, JS 206  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  32. Moderato, for violin, cello & piano in A minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  33. Allegro, for violin, cello & piano in C major  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  34. Allegro, for violin, cello & piano in D major, JS 27  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  35. Andantino, for violin, cello & piano in A major  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  36. Piano Trio in A minor ("Hafträsk"), JS 207  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  37. Piano Trio in D minor ("Korpo Trio"; unfinished), JS 209  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  38. Andantino, for violin, cello & piano in G minor, JS 43  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  39. Allegretto, for violin, cello & piano in A flat major  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  40. Piano Trio in C major ("Lovisa Trio"), JS 208  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  41. Allegro, for violin, cello & piano in D minor (incomplete; finished by Kalevi Aho)  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  42. Allegretto, for violin, cello & piano in E flat major (incomplete; finished by Jaakko Kuusisto)  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  43. La pompeuse Marche d'Asis, for violin, cello & piano, JS 116  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - Marko Ylönen  - David Kornfeld
  44. Piano Quartet, for 2 violins, cello & piano in D minor, JS 157  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Satu Vänskä  - Taneli Turunen
  45. Ljunga Wirginia, quartet for violin, cello & piano, 4 hands  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Peter Lönnqvist  - Taneli Turunen
  46. Scherzo, for violin, cello & piano, 4 hands in E major, JS 165  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Peter Lönnqvist  - Taneli Turunen
  47. Andante cantabile, for piano & harmonium in E flat major, JS 30b  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - David Kornfeld  - Harri Viitanen
  48. Quartet for violin, cello, harmonium & piano in G minor, JS 158  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Taneli Turunen  - Harri Viitanen
  49. Piano Quartet, for 2 violins, cello & piano in C minor, JS 156  - Jean Sibelius  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Folke Grasbeck  - Robert Suff  - Jaakko Kuusisto  - David Kornfeld  - Satu Vänskä  - Taneli Turunen

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