Sibelius Edition Vol.3: The Complete Music for Voice and Orchestra | BIS BISCD190608

Sibelius Edition Vol.3: The Complete Music for Voice and Orchestra

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BISCD190608

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd January 2008

Contents

Works

Sibelius
Kullervo, Op. 7; Two Chorales - Herr du bist ein Fels (Lord, you are a rock) / Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade (Lord, show us your mercy); Rakastava (The Lover), JS 160b; Kantaatti tohtorin- ja maisterin-vihkijaisissa 31 paivana toukokuuta 1894, JS 105 (Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1894 [Promotional Cantata]); The Wood-Nymph, Op. 15; Serenad (Serenade), JS 168; Kantaatti ilo- ja onnentoivotusjuhlassa; Marraskuun 2. paivana 1896, JS 104 (Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II); Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower) – Opera in one act JS 101; Laulu Lemminkaiselle (A Song for Lemminkainen), Op. 31 No. 1; Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Rider’s Brides), Op. 33; Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool’s Song of the Spider), Op. 27 No. 4; Sandels, Op. 28; Athenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3; Islossningen i Ulea alv, Op. 30 (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River); Athenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3; Snofrid, Op. 29; Impromptu, Op. 19; Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op. 32; Se’n har jag ej fragat mera, Op. 17 No. 1; Hostkvall (Autumn Evening), Op. 38 No. 1; Pa verandan vid havet (On a Balcony by the Sea), Op. 38 No. 2; I natten (In the Night), Op. 38 No. 3; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Hostkvall (Autumn Evening), Op. 38 No. 1; Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op. 48; Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’s Portrait), JS 88; Impromptu, Op. 19; Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op. 48; Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op. 32; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Arioso, Op. 3; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Hertig Magnus (Duke Magnus), Op. 57 No. 6; Luonnotar, Op. 70; Soluppgang (Sunrise), Op. 37 No. 3; Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring is Flying), Op. 13 No. 4; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Sandels, Op. 28; Demanten pa marssnon, Op. 36 No. 6 (The Diamond on the March Snow); Jaakarien marssi (March of the Finnish Jager Battalion), Op. 91a; Partiolaisten marssi (Scout March), Op. 91b; Oma maa (My Own Land), Op. 92; Jordens sang (Song of the Earth), Op. 93; Autrefois, Scene pastorale, Op. 96b; Maan virsi (Hymn to the Earth), Op. 95; Vainon virsi (Vainamoinen’s Song), Op. 110; Processional (‘Onward, Ye Peoples’), Op. 113 No. 6; Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Rider’s Brides), Op. 33; Ett ensamt skidspar (A Lonely Ski-Trail), JS 77b; Kullervon valitus (Kullervo’s Lament) from Op. 7; Kom nu hit, dod (Come Away, Death), Op. 60 No.1

Artists

Helena Juntunen (soprano)
Marianne Haggander (soprano)
Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano)
Erland Hagegard (tenor)
Jorma Hynninen (baritone)
Raimo Laukka (baritone)
Tommi Hakala (baritone)
Jyrki Korhonen (bass)
Stina Ekblad (narration)
Lasse Poysti (narration)
Yl Male Voice Choir
Dominante Choir
Jubilate Choir
Lahti Boys Choir
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Osmo Vanska
Neeme Jarvi
Jorma Panula

Works

Sibelius
Kullervo, Op. 7; Two Chorales - Herr du bist ein Fels (Lord, you are a rock) / Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade (Lord, show us your mercy); Rakastava (The Lover), JS 160b; Kantaatti tohtorin- ja maisterin-vihkijaisissa 31 paivana toukokuuta 1894, JS 105 (Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1894 [Promotional Cantata]); The Wood-Nymph, Op. 15; Serenad (Serenade), JS 168; Kantaatti ilo- ja onnentoivotusjuhlassa; Marraskuun 2. paivana 1896, JS 104 (Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II); Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower) – Opera in one act JS 101; Laulu Lemminkaiselle (A Song for Lemminkainen), Op. 31 No. 1; Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Rider’s Brides), Op. 33; Sangen om korsspindeln (Fool’s Song of the Spider), Op. 27 No. 4; Sandels, Op. 28; Athenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3; Islossningen i Ulea alv, Op. 30 (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River); Athenarnes sang (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3; Snofrid, Op. 29; Impromptu, Op. 19; Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op. 32; Se’n har jag ej fragat mera, Op. 17 No. 1; Hostkvall (Autumn Evening), Op. 38 No. 1; Pa verandan vid havet (On a Balcony by the Sea), Op. 38 No. 2; I natten (In the Night), Op. 38 No. 3; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Hostkvall (Autumn Evening), Op. 38 No. 1; Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op. 48; Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’s Portrait), JS 88; Impromptu, Op. 19; Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op. 48; Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op. 32; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Arioso, Op. 3; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Hertig Magnus (Duke Magnus), Op. 57 No. 6; Luonnotar, Op. 70; Soluppgang (Sunrise), Op. 37 No. 3; Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring is Flying), Op. 13 No. 4; Har du mod? (Have You Courage?), Op. 31 No. 2; Sandels, Op. 28; Demanten pa marssnon, Op. 36 No. 6 (The Diamond on the March Snow); Jaakarien marssi (March of the Finnish Jager Battalion), Op. 91a; Partiolaisten marssi (Scout March), Op. 91b; Oma maa (My Own Land), Op. 92; Jordens sang (Song of the Earth), Op. 93; Autrefois, Scene pastorale, Op. 96b; Maan virsi (Hymn to the Earth), Op. 95; Vainon virsi (Vainamoinen’s Song), Op. 110; Processional (‘Onward, Ye Peoples’), Op. 113 No. 6; Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapids-Rider’s Brides), Op. 33; Ett ensamt skidspar (A Lonely Ski-Trail), JS 77b; Kullervon valitus (Kullervo’s Lament) from Op. 7; Kom nu hit, dod (Come Away, Death), Op. 60 No.1

Artists

Helena Juntunen (soprano)
Marianne Haggander (soprano)
Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano)
Erland Hagegard (tenor)
Jorma Hynninen (baritone)
Raimo Laukka (baritone)
Tommi Hakala (baritone)
Jyrki Korhonen (bass)
Stina Ekblad (narration)
Lasse Poysti (narration)
Yl Male Voice Choir
Dominante Choir
Jubilate Choir
Lahti Boys Choir
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Osmo Vanska
Neeme Jarvi
Jorma Panula

About

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, which enters the mythological realm of Kalevala, Finland’s national epos. 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, another common theme in the music of Sibelius.

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, or to adapt a work to 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 received a Grand Prix du Disque at the time of their original release.

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