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The Very Best Of Sibelius


Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552135   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard GimseJouni SomeroHannu JurmuDong-Suk Kang,   ... 
Conductor:  Patrick GalloisPetri SakariAdrian LeaperJorma Panula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia FinlandiaIceland Symphony OrchestraCapella Istropolitana,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 1, At the castle gate by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2. Kyllikki, Op. 41: 3rd movement, Commodo by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3. Oceanides, Op. 73 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1922).
Composition revised: Finland (1938). 
5. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jouni Somero (Piano), Hannu Jurmu (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
6. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Jorma Panula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: 3rd movement, Allegro molto by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915-1919; Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8. Reed, reed, rustle, JS 42 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
9. Pohjola's daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Finland 
Length: 13 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Jorma Panula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
11. Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 1, Intermezzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
12. Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 3, Alla marcia by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47: 2nd movement, Adagio di molto by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14. En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Length: 17 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15. Songs (7), Op. 17: no 6, To evening by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Hannu Jurmu (Tenor), Jouni Somero (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
16. The Tempest, Op. 109: Suite no 2 - Dance of the Nymphs by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
17. Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
18. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 11 Secs. 
19. Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 85 "Flowers": no 2, Carnation by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Risto Lauriala (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
20. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43: 4th movement, Allegro moderato by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Length: 13 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46 (version for orchestra): Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46: No. 1. At the Castle Gate
Kyllikki, Op. 41: No. 3. Commodo
The Oceanides, Op. 73
Andante festivo (version for string orchestra): Andante festivo
6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 4. Reed, reed, rustle
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: III. Allegro molto
Romance in C major, Op. 42
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Finlandia, Op. 26
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: I. Intermezzo
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: III. Alla marcia
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
En saga, Op. 9
7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 6. To Evening
The Tempest Suite Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 109, Nos. 2, 3: The Tempest, Suite No. 2, Op. 109: No. 3. Dance of the Nymphs
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo: Allegro
Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": 5 Pieces, Op. 85, "Flowers": No. 2. Carnation
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43: IV. Finale

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