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Sibelius: Orchestral Works / Berglund, Bournemouth Symphony


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Double Fforte Catalog #: 69773   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Taru ValjakkaJeffrey Brown
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Berglund... and his [musicians] maintain a high standard of execution throughout. The performances are idiomatic, energetic, sincere, and poetic. One feels the dedication of everyone involved in the impact each piece makes.

Soprano Tara Varjakká deserves special praise for her outstanding performance of the fiendishly difficult Luonnotar.

-- Robert McColley, FANFARE [5/2002, reviewing EMI 74485]

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...These are cool, emotionally reserved performances, not as hyper-detailed as Berglund's most recent go-round with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, but also never lacking in tension or character... The performances of the incidental music and tone
Read more poems all sound splendid. Indeed,...Pohjola's Daughter, and Luonnotar never have been done better...

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [2/2/2002, reviewing EMI 74485]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Luonnotar, Op. 70 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Taru Valjakka (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1910; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
2.
Pohjola's daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
3.
En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
4.
King Christian II, Op. 27 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
5.
The Bard, Op. 64 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913/1914; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
6.
Spring Song, Op. 16 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978)
Composition written: Finland (1894).
Composition revised: 1895.
Composition revised: 1902. 
7.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jeffrey Brown (English Horn)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
8.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 4, Lemminkäinens return by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1897; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
9.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
10.
Kuolema by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903/1911; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 
11.
Swanwhite, Op. 54 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; Finland 
Venue:  Guildhall, Southampton, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Guildhall, Southampton, England (11/1970 - 05/1978) 

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