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Sibelius: Piano Miniatures / Håvard Gimse


Release Date: 06/17/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555363   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Sibelius may not have written the flashiest piano music of his time, yet the stark beauty of his mature harmonic language and instinct for effective keyboard deployment (which certainly developed as he progressed) characterize each and every work on this disc. As with previous volumes in this series, pianist Håvard Gimse imbues these pieces with all the color, dynamic range, technical control, insight, and tender loving care he can muster, and there's much to savor despite this collection's anonymous-sounding titles.


In particular, the collections of Op. 75 and 85, subtitled "The Trees" and "The Flowers", are appealingly nature-inspired, and Gimse
Read more wrings every drop of poetry from their often unassuming outward appearance. And that's saying a lot, since Gimse is one of the most cultivated, musicianly pianists on the scene. Top class sonics and fine annotations further enhance my recommendation. If you've been collecting Naxos' Sibelius piano music cycle, you'll want this disc as a matter of course.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lyric Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 74 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
2.
Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 75 "Trees" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
3.
Pieces (13) for Piano, Op. 76 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1914; Finland 
4.
Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 85 "Flowers" by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Finland 
5.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 94 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; Finland 

Sound Samples

4 Lyric Pieces, Op. 74: No. 1 Ekloge (Eclogue)
4 Lyric Pieces, Op. 74: No. 2 Sanfter Westwind (Gentle West Wind)
4 Lyric Pieces, Op. 74: No. 3 Auf dem Tanzvergnugen (The Pleasures of the Dance)
4 Lyric Pieces, Op. 74: No. 4 Im alten Heim (In the Old Home)
5 Pieces, Op. 75, "The Trees": No. 1 Nar ronnen blommar (When the Rowan Blossoms)
5 Pieces, Op. 75, "The Trees": No. 2 Den ensamna furan (The Lonely Fir)
5 Pieces, Op. 75, "The Trees": No. 3 Aspen
5 Pieces, Op. 75, "The Trees": No. 4 Bjorken (The Birch)
5 Pieces, Op. 75, "The Trees": No. 5 Granen (The Spruce)
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 1 Esquisse
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 2 Etude
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 3 Carillon
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 4 Humoresque
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 5 Consolation
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 6 Romanzetta
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 7 Affettuoso
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 8 Piece enfantine
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 9 Arabesque
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 10 Elegiaco
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 11 Linnaea (Twinflower of the North)
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 12 Capriccietto
13 Pieces, Op. 76: No. 13 Harlequinade
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": No. 1 Bellis
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": No. 2 Oeillet (Carnation)
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": No. 3 Iris
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": No. 4 Aquileja (Aquilegia)
5 Pieces, Op. 85, "The Flowers": No. 5 Campanula
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 1 Danse
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 2 Nouvellette
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 3 Sonnet
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 4 Berger et bergerette (Shepherd and Shepherdess)
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 5 Melodie
6 Pieces, Op. 94: No. 6 Gavotte

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