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Sibelius: Finlandia, Pelléas And Mélisande, Symphonies Nos 1 & 7 / Stokowski


Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2341   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki City Symphony OrchestraHelsinki Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc is of the greatest musical interest. It contains a complete concert from Helsinki entirely devoted to the music of Sibelius conducted by Leopold Stokowski from 1955, marking the 90th birthday of the composer. As such, it is an utterly unique document in itself, but as it also contains previously unavailable material in the conductor's commercial discography, refined by the latest technological advances to obtain the best possible sound, it self-evidently becomes a major addition to the recorded legacy of this very great conductor. This disc is of the greatest musical interest. It contains a complete concert from Helsinki entirely devoted to the music of Sibelius conducted by Leopold Stokowski from 1955, marking the 90th birthday of the composer. As such, it is an utterly unique document in itself, but as it also contains previously unavailable material in the conductor's commercial discography, refined by the latest technological advances to obtain the best possible sound, it self-evidently becomes a major addition to the recorded legacy of this very great conductor. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra,  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
2.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
3.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra,  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 17 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 2, Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 3, By the Sea by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 6, Pastorale by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 8, Entr'acte by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 9, Death of Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: June 17, 1953 
Venue:  Live  Helsinki University Festival Hall 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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