Sibelius: Complete Symphonies - Symphonic Poems / Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra

Release Date: 7/23/2021
Catalog Number: 507875
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir John Barbirolli's electrifying interpretations of the works of Jean Sibelius have inspired audiences all over the world. In a letter to Barbirolli, Sibelius declared himself to be a 'devoted admirer' of the conductor, adding that he was always happy to know that his compositions were in Barbirolli's 'masterful hands'. This collection features, among other works, the complete symphonies - including Barbirolli's speciality, No. 2 -, the incidental music of Pelléas et Mélisande and that great instrumental song of nationalism Finlandia. The recordings sound better than ever thanks to the new remastering done for the Barbirolli Edition. 

Works on This Recording
1. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
2. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
3. Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Written: 1906 ;
4. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
5. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 4, Lemminkäinens return by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1897 ; Finland
6. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Finland
7. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 2, Lemminkäinen in Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
8. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
9. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1924 ; Finland
10. Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
11. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 1, At the castle gate by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
12. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 2, Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
13. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 9, Death of Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
14. Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; Finland
15. Rakastava, Op. 14 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
16. Romance for Strings in C major, Op. 42 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Finland
17. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 7, At the spinning wheel by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
18. Scènes historiques no 1, Op. 25: no 1, All' overtura by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
19. Scènes historiques no 1, Op. 25: no 2, Scena by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
20. Scènes historiques no 2, Op. 66: no 1, The Hunt by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912 ; Finland
21. Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1907 ; Finland
22. Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1923 ; Finland
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