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Sibelius - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 11/14/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 69252   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Lin Cho-LiangCarolyn HoveRonald Leonard
Conductor:  Eugene OrmandyEsa-Pekka SalonenSir Andrew DavisLorin Maazel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 3, Alla marcia by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47: 3rd movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
3.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
4.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
5.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Carolyn Hove (English Horn), Ronald Leonard (Cello)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
6.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43: 3rd movement, Vivacissimo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
7.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43: 4th movement, Allegro moderato by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
8.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
9.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 4, Spring in the park by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
10.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae": 2nd movement, Vivace by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Finland 
11.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: 3rd movement, Allegro molto by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915-1919; Finland 
12.
Reed, reed, rustle, JS 42 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Louis Lane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Finlandia, Op. 26
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1 (from "Kuolema")
The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 (from "Lemminkäinen Suite")
III. Alla marcia. Moderato from Karelia Suite, Op. 11
III. Allegro ma non tanto from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47
III. Scherzo. Allegro from Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Am Wunderhorn in Park (Act II, Scene I: Introduction) from "Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 46"
II. Vivace from String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae"
III. Allegro molto from Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Romance in C major for String Orchestra, Op. 42
III. Vivacissimo - Lento e suave (attaca:)
IV. Finale. Allegro moderato

Customer Reviews

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 WHY ENGLISH HORN? October 7, 2014 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "I will never understand why the instrument is called an English horn. It's neither English nor a horn; it's an alto oboe, with a distinctive sound all its own. For all that it is a double-reed woodwind,it has not the sound of the regular oboe or even the oboe d'amore, but a sort of melancholy sound telling of faraway places and moods. It is in itself a beautiful sound, and just perfect for the long solo in Sibelius' "The Swan of Tuonela"; it appears in many recordings by itself as well as part of the Lemminkainen Legends. I heard it today (10/7) as performed by the ASMF under Sir Neville Marriner, and it stands with the L.A. Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen and its great English horn soloist Carolyn Hove. I could hear this movement---and it doesn't matter whether it's called the second movement or the third---dozens of times with dozens of English horn soloists; it never fails to paint a picture of a time and place---and a magnificent bird, real or imaginary." Report Abuse
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