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The Sibelius Edition Vol.5 - Theatre Music

Composer Jean Sibelius
Performer Raimo Laukka
Lilli Paasikivi
Ilkka Sivonen
Kirsi Tiihonen
Gothenburg Symphony
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Jorma Panula, conductor
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1912 CD
EAN 7318591912149
Format CD  –  6 discs
Release date Jun 2008
Total time 465'27

6 CDs for the price of 3
 
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Disc 1
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op.27 55'24
01 No.1. Elegy. Lento assai (Overture) 5'50
02 No.2. Musette. Allegretto (Act II, Scene 2) 2'06
03 No.3. Menuetto. Non troppo lento (Act III, Scene 1) 1'51
04 No.4. Fool’s Song of the Spider (Act V, Scene 3) ‘Bak villande skog…’ Moderato 4'11
05 No.5. Nocturne. Moderato (After Act I) 6'20
06 No.6. Serenade. Moderato assai – Moderato (Act III, Scene 1) 4'22
07 No.7. Ballade. Allegro molto – Vivace (Act IV) 5'32
 
  Kuolema (Death), JS113 19'45
08 Scene I. Tempo di valse lente – Poco risoluto 4'23
09 Scene II. Moderato (Paavali’s Song: ‘Pakkanen puhurin poika’) 3'04
10 Scene III. Moderato assai – Moderato 7'07
11 Scene IV. Andante (The Cranes) 0'51
12 Scene V. Moderato 2'25
13 Scene VI. Andante ma non tanto 1'55
 
  Svanevit (Swanwhite)
14 Preliminary sketch for No.9 (c.1908) 0'50
 
  Svanevit (Swanwhite), JS189 25'49
15 Act I: No.1. A horn signal in the distance. Largo 0'11
16 Act 1: No.2. Comodo 2'31
17 Act I: No.3. A swan flies past. Adagio 0'16
18 Act II: No.4.Now the harp begins to play. Lento assai 3'12
19 Act II: No.5. A white swan flies past. Adagio 0'15
20 Act II: No.6. Swanwhite’s mother. Lento – Commodo – Lento – Allegro 4'21
21 Act II: No.7. The harp falls briefly silent and strikes up a new melody. Andantino 1'31
22 Act II: No.8. Elsewhere! Andante 3'15
23 Act II: No.9. Stepmother: Where is the bride? Lento 2'32
24 Act II: No.10. The golden clouds become rose red. Moderato 2'17
25 Act III: No.11. Swanwhite. Allegretto 0'57
26 Act III: No.12. Fire at the castle. Largamente 1'27
27 Act III: No.13. Now the harp plays. Adagio 1'41
28 Act III: No.14. All bend their knees as if in thanks and praise. Largamente molto 1'23
 
 
Disc 2
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Pelléas och Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande), JS147 28'31
01 Act I: No.1. Grave e largamente (Prelude, Scene 1) 2'53
02 Act I: No.2. Andantino con moto (Scene 2) 4'10
03 Act I: No.3. Adagio (Scene 4) 2'02
04 Act II: No.4. Commodo (Prelude, Scene 1) 1'53
05 Act III: No.5. Con moto (ma non tanto) (Prelude, Scene 1) 1'59
06 Act III: No.6. Tranquillo (Mélisande’s Song, Scene 2) ‘De trenne blinda systrar’ 2'17
07 Act III: No.7. Andantino pastorale (Scene 4) 1'52
08 Act IV: No.8. Allegretto (Prelude, Scene 1) 2'47
09 Act IV: No.9. [no tempo marking] (Scene 2) 3'00
10 Act V: No.10. Andante (Prelude, Scene 2) 5'38
 
  Jokamies (Jedermann), Op.83 (1916) 40'11
11 No.1. Largo 0'15
12 No.2. Largo 1'04
13 No.3. Allegro 1'25
14 No.3a. Allegro commodo 0'08
15 No.4. Dance Song (‘Me kutsun saimme…’) Tempo commodo 3'15
16 No.5. ‘On riemussa hetket mennehet taas’. Tempo andante 0'14
17 No.6. ‘Kun vettä sataa, niin kastutaan’. Un poco con moto 0'08
18 No.7. ‘Maat ja metsät viheriöivät…’ Tempo moderato 0'58
19 No.8. ‘Oi, Lempi, armas Lempi!…’ Allegretto 0'41
20 No.9. ‘Maat ja metsät viheriöivät…’ Tempo moderato 1'10
21 No.10. Allegro molto 2'31
22 No.11. Largo, sempre misterioso 9'44
23 No.12. Adagio di molto 2'58
24 No.13. Adagio di molto (continued) 4'27
25 No.14. Largo e molto – Doloroso – Con grande dolore 5'24
26 No.15. [Lento] 3'37
27 No.16. ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’. Sempre dolce sin al Fine 2'12
 
 
Disc 3
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Kuolema (Death), Op.44 9'17
01 No.1. Valse triste (1904) 4'22
02 No.2. Kurkikohtaus (Scene with Cranes) (1906) 4'55
 
  The Tempest, Op.109 64'41
03 No.1. [Overture – The Ship Sinks beneath the Waves]. Largamente molto 6'36
04 Act I: No.2. Miranda is Lulled into Slumber. Andante 1'43
05 Act I: No.3. Ariel Flies In. Allegro 0'20
06 Act I: No.4. Chorus of the Winds. Molto moderato 2'21
07 Act I: No.5. [Ariel Hastens Away]. Allegro 0'16
08 Act I: No.6. Ariel’s First Song, with Introduction and Choir ‘Hietikolle käymme näin’ 1'57
09 Act I: No.7. Ariel’s Second Song. ‘Sun isääs’ peittävät synkeät veet’ 2'18
10 Act II: No.8. Interlude [Prospero] 4'10
11 Act II: No.9. The Oak Tree (Ariel) Plays the Flute. 2'43
12 Act II: No.10. Ariel’s Third Song. 'Täällä senkun kuorsataan’ 0'54
13 Act II: No.11. Interlude: Caliban. 1'20
14 Act II: No.12. Stephano’s Song. ‘En enää lähde merelle’ 1'11
15 Act II: No.13. Caliban’s Song. ‘Hei, Prosperon perkele’ 1'26
16 Act III: No.14. Interlude: Miranda. Allegretto 1'43
17 Act III: No.15. [Humoresque]. Allegro commodo 1'58
18 Act III: No.16. Canon [Caliban, Trinculo, Stephano]. Allegretto con moto 2'09
19 Act III: No.17. Antonio. Dance of the Shapes 5'05
20 Act III: No.18. Ariel as Harpy (– Melodrama). Grave 1'56
21 Act IV: No.19. The Shapes Dance Out (Ballet II). Allegro 1'53
22 Act IV: No.20. Intermezzo [Alonso mourns]. Andante con moto 1'58
23 Act IV: No.21. [Ariel Flies In]. Allegro (=No.3) 0'21
24 Act IV: No.22. Ariel’s Fourth Song. Allegretto moderato ‘Ennen kuin ehdit huokaamaan’ 0'45
25 Act IV: No.23. The Rainbow. Poco adagio 2'16
26 Act IV: No.24. Iris’s Melodrama. Moderato assai 1'00
27 Act IV: No.25. [Juno’s Song]. Commodo 1'32
28 Act IV: No.26. Dance of the Naiads. Allegretto graziozo 2'27
29 Act IV: No.27. Dance of the Harvesters. Commodo 1'47
30 Act IV: No.28. [Ariel Flies In]. Allegro (=No.3) 0'19
31 Act IV: No.29. [Ariel Hastens Away] (=No.5) 0'16
32 Act IV: No.30. [Ariel Flies In]. Allegro (=No.3) 0'19
33 Act IV: No.31. The Dogs. Poco con moto – Allegretto 0'59
34 Act V: No.31bis. Prelude. Poco con moto (instrumental version of No.33) 1'02
35 Act V: No.32. [Ariel Brings the Foes to Prospero] 3'06
36 Act V: No.33. Ariel’s Fifth Song. Poco con moto ‘Mä mettä janooni juoda saan’ 1'00
37 Act V: No.34. Cortège. Tempo giusto – Poco a poco stretto 2'15
38 Act V: No.34bis. Ossia [Epilogue]. Poco adagio – Allargando 1'20
 
  The Tempest
39 Canon. Allegro commodo (1927) 2'02
 
 
Disc 4
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Belsazars gästabud (Belshazzar’s Feast), JS48 20'02
01 Act I: No.1. Alla marcia (Moderato) 2'03
02 Act II: No.2a. Prélude: Nocturno. Andantino 3'23
03 Act II: No.2b. The Jewish Girl’s Song. ‘Vid älvarna i Babylon’ 3'11
04 Act III: No.3. Allegretto 0'57
05 Act III: No.4. Dance of Life. Comodo 1'13
06 Act III: No.5. Dance of Death. Comodo 1'14
07 Act III: No.6. Dance of Life: extract (aber langsam) 0'30
08 Act IV: No.7. Tempo sostenuto 3'08
09 Act IV: No.8. Allegro 2'21
10 Act IV: No.9. Dance of Life (shortened) 0'48
11 Act IV: No.10. Dance of Death 1'14
 
  Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op.27 55'24
12 No.1. Nocturne. Moderato 7'40
13 No.2. Elegy. Lento assai 5'23
14 No.3. Musette. Vivace assai 2'12
15 No.4. Serenade. Moderato assai – Moderato 4'43
16 No.5. Ballade. Allegro molto – Vivace 5'14
 
  Svanevit (Swanwhite), Op.54 24'30
17 No.1. The Peacock. Adagio – (Allegro comodo) 2'53
18 No.2. The Harp. Largo 3'22
19 No.3. The Maidens with Roses. Lento assai 2'33
20 No.4. Listen, the Robin Sings. Vivace 4'55
21 No.5. The Prince Alone. Andante sostenuto 3'56
22 No.6. Swanwhite and the Prince. Allegretto 3'33
23 No.7. Song of Praise. Largo 3'18
 
  Twelfth Night, Op.60 (1909)
24 No.1. ‘Kom nu hit, död’ (‘Come Away, Death’) 2'48
 
  Die Sprache der Vögel (The Language of the Birds), JS62 (1911)
25 Wedding March (Act III) 3'27
 
 
Disc 5
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Belsazars gästabud (Belshazzar’s Feast), Op.51 13'57
01 No.1. Oriental Procession. Alla marcia (Moderato) 2'18
02 No.2. Solitude. Andante 2'52
03 No.3. Nocturne. Andantino 5'05
04 No.4. Khadra’s Dance. Comodo 3'42
 
  Scaramouche, Op.71 (1913) 64'02
05 Act I: Scene 1: Lento assai 0'49
06 Act I: Scene 2: [Lento assai, cont.] 0'26
07 Act I: Scene 3: [Lento assai, cont.] – Un poco meno lento – Andante con moto 5'03
08 Act I: Scene 4: Tempo di bolero 2'41
09 Act I: Scene 5: [Tempo di bolero, cont.] – Lento assai – Allegro moderato – Energico – Più energico – Risoluto – Grave 7'25
10 Act I: Scene 6: Tempo di valse 2'44
11 Act I: Scene 7: Poco moderato 0'39
12 Act I: Scene 8: [Poco moderato, cont.] – Moderato 2'30
13 Act I: Scene 9: Tempo di valse 0'35
14 Act I: Scene 10: Adagio – Allegro – Molto tranquillo 5'57
15 Act II: Scene 1: Meno tranquillo 0'20
16 Act II: Scene 2: Allegretto 0'18
17 Act II: Scene 3: Andantino 1'27
18 Act II: Scene 4: Allegretto 0'24
19 Act II: Scene 5: [Allegretto, cont.] – Tranquillo 2'58
20 Act II: Scene 6: [Tranquillo, cont.] – Tranquillo assai [flute solo] 2'16
21 Act II: Scene 7: [Tranquillo assai, cont.] – Adagio – Moderato – Allegro moderato 7'02
22 Act II: Scene 8: Allegretto – Allegro 3'15
23 Act II: Scene 9: [Allegro, cont.] 3'37
24 Act II: Scene 10: Andante – Lento assai – Andantino – Tempo di Menuetto (lento) – Risoluto – Grave assai 13'00
25 Act II: Scene 11: [Grave assai, cont.] 0'36
 
 
Disc 6
 
  Jean Sibelius
  Pelléas och Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande), Op.46 27'52
01 No.1. At the Castle Gate. Grave e largamente 3'49
02 No.2. Mélisande. Andantino con moto 4'15
03 No.2a. At the Seashore. Adagio 1'48
04 No.3. By a Spring in the Park. Commodo 2'23
05 No.4. The Three Blind Sisters. Tranquillo 2'29
06 No.5. Pastorale. Andantino pastorale 2'01
07 No.6. Mélisande at the Spinning Wheel. Con moto 2'14
08 No.7. Entr’acte. Allegro 2'49
09 No.8. The Death of Mélisande. Andante 6'04
 
  Kuolema (Death), Op.62 7'33
10 a. Canzonetta. Andantino 3'41
11 b. Valse romantique. Comodo 3'52
 
  The Tempest - Prelude and Concert Suites (1927)
12 Prelude, Op.109 No.1. Largamente molto 4'50
 
  The Tempest - Suite No.1, Op.109 No.2 18'14
13 No.1. The Oak Tree. Andante sostenuto 2'25
14 No.2. Humoresque. Allegro comodo 1'00
15 No.3. Caliban’s Song. Allegro comodo 1'09
16 No.4. The Harvesters. Allegro 2'12
17 No.5. Canon. Allegro (rev.1929) 1'24
18 No.6. Scene. Allegretto 1'31
19 No.7. Intrada. Berceuse. Largo – Andante sostenuto 2'06
20 No.8. Entr’acte. Ariel’s Song. Poco adagio 3'14
21 No.9. The Storm. Largo 3'13
 
  The Tempest - Suite No.2, Op.109 No.3 16'15
22 No.1. Chorus of the Winds. Largamente assai 3'14
23 No.2. Intermezzo. Andante con moto 1'39
24 No.3. Dance of the Nymphs. Allegretto grazioso 1'49
25 No.4. Prospero. Largo 1'50
26 No.5. Song I. Allegretto moderato 1'08
27 No.6. Song II. Un poco con moto 1'01
28 No.7. Miranda. Allegretto 2'03
29 No.8. The Naiads. Poco con moto 1'23
30 No.9. Dance Episode. Andante – stringendo al Allegro moderato 2'08
 
  Album total 465'27
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ConductorJärvi, Neeme
Kuusisto, Jaakko
Panula, Jorma
Vänskä, Osmo
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
SopranoTiihonen, Kirsi
OrganPietiläinen, Pauli
BaritoneHynninen, Jorma
Keinonen, Heikki
Laukka, Raimo
Tiilikainen, Sauli
TenorHirvonen, Anssi
Lehto, Petri
ChoirLahti Chamber Choir (Lahti Kamarikuoro)
Lahti Opera Chorus
Mezzo-sopranoJakobsson, Anna-Lisa
Paasikivi, Lilli
HarmoniumSivonen, Ilkka

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