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The Very Best of Sibelius

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>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
>     Prelude to Act 1 Scene 1. "At the Cast
>Sibelius, Jean : Kyllikki, Op. 41
>     Comodo
>Sibelius, Jean : Oceanides, Op. 73
>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
>     4. Reed, reed, rustle
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
>     3. Allegro molto
>Sibelius, Jean : Romance for Strings in C major, Op. 42
>Sibelius, Jean : Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>     1. Intermezzo
>     3. Alla marcia
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>     2. Adagio di molto
>Sibelius, Jean : En saga, Op. 9
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (7), Op. 17
>     6. To Evening
>Sibelius, Jean : The Tempest
>     Suite no 2, for orchestra, Op. 109/3
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39
>     3. Scherzo (Allegro)
>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite
>     Four Legends from the Kalevala, for orchestra, Op. 22
>Sibelius, Jean : Pieces (5) for piano ("The Flowers"), Op. 85
>     2. Carnation
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>     4. Finale

Album Summary

>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
>Sibelius, Jean : Kyllikki, Op. 41
>Sibelius, Jean : Oceanides, Op. 73
>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
>Sibelius, Jean : Romance for Strings in C major, Op. 42
>Sibelius, Jean : Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Sibelius, Jean : En saga, Op. 9
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (7), Op. 17
>Sibelius, Jean : The Tempest
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39
>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite
>Sibelius, Jean : Pieces (5) for piano ("The Flowers"), Op. 85
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
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Notes & Reviews:

Jean Sibelius is considered the greatest Finnish composer and from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, defined Finnish music, becoming the nationalist voice of his country. This 2-CD survey includes favourite works from his symphonic, vocal, and instrumental music, such as the 'Violin Concerto,' 'The Swan of Tuonela,' and the 'Valse triste.'



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Works Details

>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46 :: Prelude to Act 1 Scene 1. "At the Cast
  • Conductor: Patrick Gallois
  • Ensemble: Sinfonia Finlandia
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Sibelius, Jean : Kyllikki, Op. 41 :: Comodo
  • Performer: Håvard Gimse (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Oceanides, Op. 73
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914

>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1938

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36 :: 4. Reed, reed, rustle
  • Performers: Jouni Somero (Piano); Hannu Jurmu (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Conductor: Jorma Panula
  • Ensemble: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 :: 3. Allegro molto
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1919

>Sibelius, Jean : Romance for Strings in C major, Op. 42
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Conductor: Jorma Panula
  • Ensemble: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11 :: 1. Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11 :: 3. Alla marcia
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 :: 2. Adagio di molto
  • Performer: Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Sibelius, Jean : En saga, Op. 9
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1892

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (7), Op. 17 :: 6. To Evening
  • Performers: Hannu Jurmu (Tenor); Jouni Somero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891-1898

>Sibelius, Jean : The Tempest :: Suite no 2, for orchestra, Op. 109/3
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 :: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1899

>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite :: Four Legends from the Kalevala, for orchestra, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Petri Sakari
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Sibelius, Jean : Pieces (5) for piano ("The Flowers"), Op. 85 :: 2. Carnation
  • Performer: Risto Lauriala (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 :: 4. Finale
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902