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The Sibelius Edition Vol.3 - Voice & Orchestra

Following up the first two instalments of THE SIBELIUS EDITION, this third volume offers the complete music for voice and orchestra, including orchestral songs, cantatas, melodramas and the composer’s one opera – The Maiden in the Tower. Opening the programme is one of Sibelius’s greatest works, Kullervo. This is his first work of symphonic proportions, and was a huge success at its première in 1892, only to be withdrawn soon after by the young composer. Here, for the first time, Sibelius entered the mythological realm of Kalevala, Finland’s national epos, a world which he would return to on numerous occasions – for instance in works such as Luonnotar, A Song for Lemminkäinen and The Origin of Fire, all included in this collection. Another theme which runs through Sibelius’s output was the yearning for national independence, a yearning which was fulfilled in 1917. The Fool’s Song of the Spider, Sandels, Have You Courage? and The Captive Queen are only some of the included works with a more or less overt political message. As with the previous instalments, several of the works are given here in more than one version, mirroring the composer’s tendency to return to a score even after publication, as well as his willingness, in certain cases, to adapt a work to varying performance conditions. Also included are the composer’s earliest surviving attempts at writing for choir and orchestra: two chorales from his student years. Among the recordings, three have not been previously released, and one of these – the 1912 version of  Have You Courage? – is a world première. Assembled in chronological order, the remaining recordings have been collected from a number of earlier discs, released to great critical acclaim. To mention but a few, Osmo Vänskä’s Kullervo has been described as ‘a first-class account, dramatic and powerfully atmospheric’ in Gramophone while the performances of  the orchestral songs with Jorma Hynninnen and MariAnne Häggander supported by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra received a Grand Prix du Disque at the time of their original release.
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Disc 1
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  Kullervo, Op.7 80:01
01 Introduction 12:50 $ 1.93 USD
02 Kullervon nuoruus (Kullervo´s Youth) 19:18 $ 2.90 USD
03 Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa (Kullervo and his Sister) 25:27 $ 3.82 USD
04 Kullervon sotaanlähtö (Kullervo Goes to War) 10:04 $ 1.51 USD
05 Kullervon kuolema (Kullervo´s Death) 12:22 $ 1.86 USD
Disc 2
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  [Two Chorales] for mixed choir and orchestra, 1889 04:46
01 Herr du bist ein Fels (Lord, you are a rock) 01:41 $ 0.25 USD
02 Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade (Lord, show us your mercy) 03:05 $ 0.46 USD
03 Rakastava (The Lover), JS160b, 1894 06:28 $ 0.97 USD
  Kantaatti tohtorin- ja maisterin-vihkijäisissä 31
päivänä toukokuuta 1894, JS105 [Cantata for the
University Graduation Ceremonies of 1894]
04 I. Syntyi kun maailmat… (When the planets were born…) 07:23 $ 1.11 USD
05 II. Kaskeksi korvet ne raadettiin… (We tore down and
burned the woods…)
15:17 $ 2.29 USD
06 III. Andantino [orchestra] 08:53 $ 1.33 USD
07 The Wood-Nymph, Op.15, melodrama for recitation, piano and
10:10 $ 1.53 USD
08 Serenad (Serenade), JS168, for baritone and orchestra 05:47 $ 0.87 USD
  Kantaatti ilo- ja onnentoivotusjuhlassa Marraskuun 2.
päivänä 1896, JS104 (Cantata for the Coronation of
Nicholas II)
09 I. Terve nuori ruhtinas… (Hail, young prince…) 08:33 $ 1.28 USD
10 II. Oikeuden varmassa turvassa… (In the sure security of
09:58 $ 1.50 USD
Disc 6
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
01 Jordens sång (Song of the Earth), Op.93 14:20 $ 2.15 USD
02 Autrefois, Scène pastorale, Op.96b 05:40 $ 0.85 USD
03 Maan virsi (Hymn to the Earth), Op.95 05:47 $ 0.87 USD
04 Väinön virsi (Väinämöinens Song), Op.110 08:53 $ 1.33 USD
05 Processional (Onward, Ye Peoples), Op.113 No.6 03:46 $ 0.57 USD
  Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Rider's Brides), Op.33
06 Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Riders Brides), Op.33 08:36 $ 1.29 USD
07 Ett ensamt skidspår (A Lonely Ski-Trail), JS77b 02:41 $ 0.40 USD
08 Kullervon valitus (Kullervos Lament) from Op.7 02:17 $ 0.34 USD
09 Kom nu hit, död (Come Away, Death), Op.60 No.1 02:48 $ 0.42 USD
  Album total 447:36
ComposerSibelius, Jean
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
ConductorJärvi, Neeme
Panula, Jorma
Vänskä, Osmo
Mezzo-sopranoPaasikivi, Lilli
BaritoneHakala, Tommi
Hostikka, Juha
Hynninen, Jorma
Laukka, Raimo
ChoirDominante Choir
Göteborgs Konserthuskör
Helsinki University Chorus
Jubilate Choir
Lahti Boys’ Choir
YL Male Voice Choir
ChoirmasterHyökki, Matti
TenorHagegård, Erland
Nyman, Tom
SopranoHäggander, MariAnne
Juntunen, Helena
Mäkelä, Kristiina
NarratorEkblad, Stina
Pöysti, Lasse
Vänskä, Tytti
AltoKruse, Tone
Vakkilainen, Matleena
BassKorhonen, Jyrki

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