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Sibelius Edition Vol 3 - Voice & Orchestra


Release Date: 12/18/2007 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1906   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony OrchestraYL Male Voice ChoirDominante Choir
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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This set contains some of Sibelius' best and most unfamiliar work, as well as some pretty utilitarian cantatas and patriotic songs (in multiple versions). Still, at six discs for the price of three, there's more than enough excellent material to justify the outlay, and the performances (many reviewed here individually when originally released) are outstanding. These range from Vänskä's splendid Kullervo Symphony to the exciting cantatas The Captive Queen and Sandels (which share some thematic material with the contemporaneous Second and First
Read more Symphonies, respectively), two versions of The Origin of Fire, as well as the early choral arrangement of The Lover, which later became a purely orchestral work. You also get all of the orchestral songs beautifully sung by MariAnne Häggander (who turns in a respectable Luonnotar) and Jorma Hynninen, the slight but fetching opera The Maiden in the Tower, plus both the solo and choral versions of the exciting ballad The Rapid Rider's Brides. In short, this set is just the ticket for those who enjoy Sibelius as an orchestral composer but are looking for some major new discoveries.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Kullervo, Op. 7 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  YL Male Voice Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Finland 
2.
Wood nymph, Op. 15 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Finland 
3.
Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1894 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Finland 
4.
Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Finland 
5.
Maiden in the Tower by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Finland 
6.
Rapids-shooter's brides, Op. 33 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
7.
Sandels, Op. 28 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
8.
Snöfrid, Op. 29 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1900; Finland 
9.
Väinö's Song, Op. 110 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Dominante Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 

Sound Samples

Kullervo, Op. 7: I. Introduction: Allegro moderato
Kullervo, Op. 7: II. Kullervo's Youth: Grave
Kullervo, Op. 7: III. Kullervo and his Sister: Allegro vivace
Kullervo, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo Goes to War: Alla marcia [Allegro molto] - Vivace - Presto
Kullervo, Op. 7: V. Kullervo's Death: Andante
2 Chorales: Herr du bist ein Fels
2 Chorales: Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade
Rakastava, Op. 14: Rakastava (The Lover), JS 160b
Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1894, JS 105: I. Syntyi kun maailmat, luonto kun luotiin (When the planets were born, when nature was created)
Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1894, JS 105: II. Kaskeksi korvet ne raadettiin (We tore down and burned the woods for fields)
Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1894, JS 105: III. Andantino
The Wood Nymph, Op. 15: The Wood-Nymph, Op. 15 (melodrama)
Serenad, JS 167: Serenade, JS 168
Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, JS 104: I. Allegro: Terve nuori ruhtinas (Hail young prince)
Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, JS 104: II. Allegro: Oikeuden varmasa turvassa (In the sure security of justice)

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