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Sibelius Edition Vol 2 - Chamber Music I


Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1903   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva KoskelaUlla LampelaLaura VikmanTiila Kangas,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 7 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Specially Priced Set! 6 discs for the price of 3!


BIS is finally packaging together in individual boxes the various releases in its complete Sibelius edition, topping them off with whatever has yet to appear. This 6-CD set, offered for the price of three discs, contains some of the composer's earliest and least-known music (aside from the mature quartet Voces Intimae). While many of these works may not sound much like the Sibelius we know from the Kullervo Symphony onward, there is a lot of good music here worth discovering, including
Read more several string quartets, a fine Piano Quartet, and perhaps most interestingly of all, the "Korpo" and "Lovisa" piano trios (dating from 1887 and 1888 respectively).

The former work might well be counted as the major statement of Sibelius' early years, and it deserves to be much better known. The performances, some of which already have been reviewed by CT.com, are uniformly excellent, the sonics equally so. Not the least of this edition's attractions comes in the form of very informative and intelligent booklet notes by Andrew Barnett, whose biography of the composer will be published this year. Certainly if you've been waiting to collect the complete edition conveniently and affordably, this is the way to go.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Molto moderato and Scherzo for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello, JS 134 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885; Finland 
2.
Scherzo for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in B minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885; Finland 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, JS 184 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Finland 
4.
Themes (4) for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; Finland 
5.
Alla marcia for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in E minor, JS 16 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
6.
Presto for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in F major, JS 154 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
7.
Theme and Variations for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in G minor, JS 197 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
8.
Allegretto for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in D major, JS 20 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
9.
Andantino for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in C major, JS 39 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
10.
Theme and Variations for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in C sharp minor, JS 195 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Finland 
11.
Pieces (33) for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
12.
Allegro for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in G minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
13.
Andante and Allegretto molto for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in D major, JS 32 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
14.
Andante molto sostenuto for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in B minor, JS 37 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
15.
Moderato and Allegro appassionato for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in C sharp minor, JS 131 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
16.
Allegro for String Quartet in E minor, JS 28 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Finland 
17.
Allegretto for String Quartet in A major, JS 17 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Finland 
18.
Più lento for String Quartet in F major, JS 149 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Finland 
19.
Adagio for String Quartet in F minor, JS 14 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Finland 
20.
Allegretto for String Quartet in B flat major by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Finland 
21.
Fugue for Martin Wegelius, JS 85 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Finland 
22.
Adagio in D minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Finland 
23.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 4 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890; Finland 
24.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Finland 
25.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae": Preliminary ending by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Finland 
26.
Quartet for Strings "Andante festivo" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Silva Koskela (Violin), Ulla Lampela (Cello), Laura Vikman (Violin),
Tiila Kangas (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempera String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; Finland 
27.
Trio for Piano and 2 Violins in G major, JS 205 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
28.
Menuetto for Piano, Violin and Cello in D minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
29.
Menuetto for Piano and 2 Violins in F major, JS 126 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
30.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, JS 206 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
31.
Moderato for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
32.
Allegro for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
33.
Allegro for Piano, Violin and Cello in D major, JS 27 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
34.
Andantino for Piano, Violin and Cello in A major by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
35.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, JS 207 "Hafträsk" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
36.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in D major, JS 209 "Korpo" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Finland 
37.
Andantino for Piano, Violin and Cello in G minor, JS 43 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
38.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major "Lovisa Trio" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Finland 
39.
Allegro for Piano, Violin and Cello in D minor [Fragment] by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Notes: Completed by K. Aho. 
40.
Allegro for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat major [Fragment] by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Notes: Completed by J. Kuusisto. 
41.
La pompeuse Marche d'Asis, JS 116 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Marko Ylönen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
42.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in D minor, JS 157 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Taneli Turunen (Cello), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin),
Satu Vänskä (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; Finland 
43.
Quartet for Violin, Cello and Piano 4 Hands "Ljunga Wirginia" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Peter Lönnqvist (Piano), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin),
Taneli Turunen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
44.
Scherzo for Violin, Cello and Piano 4 Hands in E minor, JS 165 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Peter Lönnqvist (Piano), Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin),
Taneli Turunen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
45.
Andante cantabile for Piano and Harmonium in E flat major, JS 30b by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Harri Viitanen (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
46.
Quartet for Violin, Cello, Harmonium and Piano in G minor, JS 158 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Harri Viitanen (Harmonium), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin),
Taneli Turunen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Finland 
47.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor, JS 156 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Peter Lönnqvist (Piano), Satu Vänskä (Violin), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin),
Folke Gräsbeck (Piano), Taneli Turunen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1881-1882; Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Molto moderato - Scherzo, JS 134
Scherzo in B minor
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184: I. Allegro
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184: II. Andante Molto
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184: III. Scherzo. Allegretto
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184: IV. Vivace
4 Themes: I. G Major
4 Themes: II. E Flat Major
4 Themes: III. A Minor
4 Themes: IV. E Minor
3 Pieces: I. Alla Marcia In E Minor, JS 16
3 Pieces: II. Presto In F Major, JS 154
3 Pieces: III. Theme And Variations In G Minor, JS 197
Allegretto in D major, JS 20
Andantino in C major, JS 39
Theme and Variations in C sharp minor, JS 195
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 1. E Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 2. A Minor - C Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 3. F Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 4. A Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 5. A Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 6. F Sharp Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 7. F Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 8. G Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 9. A Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 10. E Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 11. A Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 12. C Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 13. E Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 14. C Minor - E Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 15. E Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 16. D Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 17. C Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 18. B Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 19. D Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 20. A Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 21. A Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 22. B Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 23. F Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 24. E Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 25. Moderato. G Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 26. Allegretto. A Minor
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 27. Presto. C Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 28. Andante. C Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 29. Andantino. D Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 30. Alla Marcia. E Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 31. Andante. E Flat Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 32. Andantino. A Major
33 Small Pieces: Small Pieces: 33. Moderato. D Major
Allegro in G minor
Andante - Allegro molto in D major, JS 32
Andante molto sostenuto in B minor, JS 37
Moderato - Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor, JS. 131
3 Pieces: Allegro in E minor, JS 28
3 Pieces: Allegretto in A major, JS 17 and Piu lento in F major, JS 149
3 Pieces: Adagio in F minor, JS 14
Allegretto in B flat major
Fugue for Martin Wegelius, JS 85: Fuga for Martin Wegeliusm JS 85
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183  : I. Andante - Allegro
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183  : II. Adagio ma non tanto
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183  : III. Vivace
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183  : IV. Allegro

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