Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Suites d'Orchestre (Jordi Savall)


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Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

CD1:
  • (01-13) Les Indes Galantes
  • (14-24) Naïs
CD2:
  • (01-09) Zoroastre
  • (10-17) Les Boréades

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor

Date: 2011
Label: Alia Vox
https://www.alia-vox.com/en/catalogue/jean-philippe-rameau-lorquestre-de-louie-xv/


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Jean-Philippe Rameau - Keyboard Suites (Angela Hewitt)


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Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • (01-09) Keyboard Suite in E minor
  • (10-17) Keyboard Suite in G minor
  • (18-30) Keyboard Suite in A minor

Angela Hewitt, piano
Date: 2007
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67597

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Jean-Philippe Rameau - Une symphonie imaginaire (Marc Minkowski)


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Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  1. Zaïs: Overture
  2. Castor et Pollux: Scène funèbre
  3. Les fêtes d'Hébé, act 2: Air tendre
  4. Dardanus, prologue: Premier Tambourin - Deuxième Tambourin
  5. Le temple de la gloire: Air tendre pour les Muses
  6. Les Boréades, act 1: Contredanse
  7. La Naissance d'Osiris: Air gracieux
  8. Les Boréades, act 4: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs
  9. Platée (ou Junon jalouse): Orage
  10. Les Boréades, act 5: Prélude
  11. 6 Concerts transcrits en sextuor: 1. La poule
  12. Les fêtes d'Hébé, act 3: Musette tendre en rondeau, Tambourin en rondeau
  13. Hippolyte et Aricie, act 3: Ritournelle
  14. Naïs, prologue: Rigaudons
  15. Les indes galantes, act 9: Danse des Sauvages
  16. Les Boréades, act 4: Entrée de Polymnie
  17. Les indes galantes, act 9: Chaconne

Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski, conductor

Date: 2005
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4745142


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jordi Savall - LES ÉLÉMENTS: Tempêtes, Orages & Fêtes Marines


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Composer: Jean-Féry Rebel; Matthew Locke; Antonio Vivaldi; Marin Marais; Georg Philipp Telemann; Jean-Philippe Rameau

CD1:
  • (01-12) Rebel - Les Éléments
  • (13-23) Locke - Music for 'The Tempest'
  • (24-26) Vivaldi - Concerto in F 'La Tempesta di mare' per Flauto solo e corde (RV 433 Op. 10 Nr. 1)
CD2:
  • (01-06) Marais - Airs pour les Matelots et les Tritons (from 'Alcione')
  • (07-16) Telemann - Wassermusik, Hamburger Ebb und Fluth
  • (17-21) Rameau - Orages et tonnerres

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Alia Vox


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Jean-Féry Rebel; Christoph Willibald Gluck - Les Élémens; Alessandro (Reinhard Goebel)


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Composer: Jean-Féry Rebel; Christoph Willibald Gluck; Georg Philipp Telemann
  • (01-10) Rebel - Les Élémens, simphonie nouvelle for 2 violins, 2 flutes & continuo
  • (11-15) Telemann - Sinfonia (Sonata or Septet), for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 50/4
  • (16-23) Gluck - Alessandro (Les amours d’Alexandre et de Roxane), ballet

Musica Antiqua Köln
Reinhard Goebel, conductor

Date: 1995
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4458242


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Jean-Baptiste Lully - L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil (Jordi Savall)


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Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • (01-08) Le bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43
  • (09-19) Le Grand Divertissement Royal de Versailles ("George Dandin"), LWV 38
  • (20-30) Le triomphe d'Alcide ("Alceste"), LWV 50
  • (31) L' Amour médecin, LWV 29: Chaconne

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor

Date: 1999
Label: Alia Vox
http://www.alia-vox.com/cataleg.php?id=44


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Jean-Baptiste Lully - Les Divertissements de Versailles (William Christie)


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Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully
  1. Psyché, opera, LWV 56: Prélude pour les trompettes
  2. Psyché, opera, LWV 56: "Chantons les plaisirs charmants"
  3. L' Amour médecin, comédie-ballet, LWV 29: "Quittons notre vaine querelle"
  4. George Dandin, comédie-ballet, LWV 38: "Chantons tous de l'Amour"
  5. Armide, opera, LWV 71: "Enfin il est en ma puissance" - "Venez, secondez mes désirs"
  6. Les plaisirs de l'île enchantée, LWV 22: Chère Climène, dis-moi
  7. Isis, opera, LWV 54: "Je vous aime, Nymphe charmante" - "Aimons sans cesse" - "Faut-il qu'en vains disco"
  8. Isis, opera, LWV 54: "Aimez, profitez du temps"
  9. George Dandin, comédie-ballet, LWV 38: "Laisse-nous en repos, Philène!"
  10. Isis, opera, LWV 54: Scène du froid
  11. Isis, opera, LWV 54: Scène des forges
  12. Les muses, ballet, LWV 32: "Trop indiscret Amour"
  13. Roland, opera, LWV 65: "Ah! j'attendrai longtemps" - "Je suis trahi!" - "Ah! je suis descendu dans la nuit du tombeau"
  14. Armide, opera, LWV 71: Ritournelle "Armide, vous m'allez quitter" - Passacaille "Les plaisirs ont choisi"

Sophie Daneman, Rinat Shaham, Emmanuelle Halimi & Isabelle Obadia (sopranos)
Paul Agnew & Cyril Auvity (countertenors)
Laurent Slaars (baritone)
Boris Grappe, Olivier Lallouette & François Bazola (basses)

Les Arts Florissants, orchestra & chorus
William Christie, conductor

Date: 2002
Label: Erato


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Alban Berg; Egon Wellesz - Lyric Suite; Sonnets (Emerson String Quartet; Renée Fleming)


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Composer: Alban Berg; Egon Wellesz; Eric Zeisl
  • (01-08) Berg - Lyrische Suite
  • (09-12) Wellesz - Sonette der Elisabeth Barrett Browning, Op. 52
  • (13) Zeisl - Komm, süßer Tod (arr. J. Peter Koene)

Renée Fleming, soprano
Emerson String Quartet
Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

Date: 2015
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/en/cat/4788399

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Alban Berg - Altenberg-Lieder; Lulu-Suite (Juliane Banse; Claudio Abbado)


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Composer: Alban Berg
  • (01-05) Altenberg-Lieder, Op. 4
  • (06-08) Drei Stücke aus der "Lyrischen Suite"
  • (09-13) "Lulu"-Suite

Juliane Banse, soprano (1-5, 11)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Date: 1996
Label: Deutsche Grammophon


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Anton Webern - Orchestral Works (Giuseppe Sinopoli)


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Composer: Anton Webern
  • (01) Im Sommerwind
  • (02) Passacaglia, Op. 1
  • (03-08) Six Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6
  • (09-13) Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 10
  • (14-15) Symphony, Op. 21
  • (16-18) Concerto, Op. 24
  • (19) Variations, Op. 30

Staatskapelle Dresden
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Date: 1999
Label: Teldec

More info & reviews:
https://www.amazon.com/Orchestral-Works-Webern/dp/B00001SIBO


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht; Chamber Symphony No. 2 (Heinz Holliger)


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Composer: Arnold Schoenberg; Anton Webern
  1. Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  2. Schoenberg - Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38: I. Adagio
  3. Schoenberg - Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38: II. Con fuoco
  4. Webern - Langsamer Satz

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Heinz Holliger, conductor

Date: 2013
Label: Zig-Zag Territoires
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Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht; String Quartet No. 1 (Fred Sherry String Quartet & Sextet)


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Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
  • (01-04) String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
  • (05-08) Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • (09-12) Four Canons (from Thirty Canons)

Fred Sherry String Quartet and Sextet
Leila Josefowicz, violin (1-12)
Jesse Mills, violin (1-4, 9-12)
David Chan, violin (5-8)
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola (1-4, 9-12)
Paul Neubauer, viola (5-8)
Yura Lee, viola (5-8)
Fred Sherry, cello (1-12)
Michael Nicolas, cello (5-8)

Date: 2013
Label: Naxos
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557534


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Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces; Cello Concerto; Piano Quartet (Robert Craft)


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Composer: Arnold Schoenberg; Georg Matthias Monn; Johannes Brahms
  • (01-05) Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
  • (06-08) Monn-Schoenberg - Cello Concerto in D major
  • (09-12) Brahms-Schoenberg - Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Fred Sherry, cello (6-8)
London Symphony Orchestra (1-5)
Philharmonia Orchestra (6-12)
Robert Craft, conductor

Date: 2006
Label: Naxos
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557524


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Arnold Schoenberg; Anton Webern; Alban Berg - Piano Concerto; etc. (Mitsuko Uchida)


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Composer: Arnold Schoenberg; Anton Webern; Alban Berg
  • (01-04) Schoenberg - Piano Concerto, Op. 42
  • (05-07) Webern - Variations, Op. 27
  • (08-10) Schoenberg - Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11
  • (11-16) Schoenberg - Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19
  • (17) Berg - Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Cleveland Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor (1-4)

Date: 2001
Label: Philips
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4680332


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Jean Sibelius - Violin Concertos (Lisa Batiashvili)


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Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Jean Sibelius
  1. Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35: 1. Allegro moderato
  2. Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35: 2. Canzonetta. Andante
  3. Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35: 3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
  4. Sibelius - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47: 1. Allegro moderato
  5. Sibelius - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47: 2. Adagio di molto
  6. Sibelius - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47: 3. Allegro ma non tanto

Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Date: 2016
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4796038

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Arnold Schoenberg; Jean Sibelius - Violin Concertos (Hilary Hahn)


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Composer: Arnold Schoenberg; Jean Sibelius
  1. Schoenberg - Violin Concerto, Op. 36: 1. Poco allegro
  2. Schoenberg - Violin Concerto, Op. 36: 2. Andante grazioso
  3. Schoenberg - Violin Concerto, Op. 36: 3. Finale: Allegro
  4. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: 1. Allegro moderato
  5. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: 2. Adagio di molto
  6. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: 3. Allegro, ma non tanto

Hilary Hahn, violin
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Date: 2008
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4777346


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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Jean Sibelius - Violin Concertos (David Oistrakh)


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Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Jean Sibelius
  1. Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta. Andante
  3. Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Finale. Allegro vivcissimo
  4. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
  6. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto

David Oistrakh, violin
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, conductor

Date: 1959
Label: Sony Classical


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Jean Sibelius; Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Glazunov - Violin Concertos (Jascha Heifetz)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius; Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Glazunov
  1. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
  3. Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro ma non tanto
  4. Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: II. Andante assai
  6. Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: III. Allegro ben marcato
  7. Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: I. Moderato
  8. Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: II. Andante sostenuto
  9. Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: III. Tempo I
  10. Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: IV. Allegro

Jascha Heifetz, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1-3)
Boston Symphony Orchestra (4-6)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (7-10)
Walter Hendl, conductor (1-3, 7-10)
Charles Münch, conductor (4-6)

Date: 1959 (1-6), 1963 (7-10)
Label: RCA


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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jean Sibelius - Scaramouche (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01-10) Scaramouche, Op. 71: Act I
  • (11-21) Scaramouche, Op. 71: Act II

Bendik Goldstein, viola
Roi Ruottinen, cello
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573511


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Jean Sibelius - Swanwhite (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01-14) Svanevit (Swanwhite), incidental music, JS189
  • (15-16) Ödlan (The Lizard), Op. 8
  • (17) Ett ensamt skidspår (A Lonely Ski Trail), JS77b
  • (18) Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’ Portrait), JS88

Riho Eklundh, narrator (17, 18)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573341


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Jean Sibelius - Jedermann (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01-17) Jedermann (Jokamies/Everyman), incidental music, Op. 83
  • (18) Two Serious Melodies, for violin & orchestra, Op. 77: No. 1 Cantique (Laetare anima mea)
  • (19) Two Serious Melodies, for violin & orchestra, Op. 77: No. 2 Devotion (Ab imo pectore)
  • (20) In memoriam, Op. 59

Pia Pajala, soprano (6-8)
Tuomas Katajala, tenor (5)
Nicholas Söderlund, bass (8, 9)
Cathedralis Aboensis Choir (5, 9, 10, 17)
Mikaela Palmu, violin (18, 19)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573340


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Jean Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01-10) Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music, JS 147
  • (11) Musik zu einer Szene
  • (12) Valse lyrique, Op. 96a
  • (13) Autrefois - Scène pastorale, Op. 96b
  • (14) Valse chevaleresque, Op. 96c
  • (15) Morceau romantique sur un motif de Monsieur Jakob von Julin, JS 135/a

Pia Pajala, soprano (6, 13)
Sari Nordqvist, mezzo-soprano (13)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573301


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Jean Sibelius - Belshazzar's Feast (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01) Overture in E major, JS 145
  • (02) Scène de Ballet, JS 163
  • (03-13) Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48
  • (14) Die Sprache der Vögel (The Language of the Birds): Wedding March, JS 62
  • (15) Cortège, JS 54
  • (16) Menuetto, JS 127
  • (17) Processional, Op. 113, No. 6

Pia Pajala, soprano
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573300


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Jean Sibelius - Kuolema; King Christian II (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  1. (01) Overture in A minor, JS 144
  2. (02-07) Kuolema, incidental music, JS 113
  3. (08-09) Two Songs from Twelfth Night, Op. 60
  4. (10-16) Kung Kristian II, incidental music, Op. 27

Pia Pajala, soprano
Waltteri Torikka, baritone
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573299


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Friday, August 25, 2017

Jean Sibelius - Swanwhite; Belshazzar's Feast (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • (01-07) Swanwhite, suite from incidental music, Op. 54
  • (08-11) Belshazzar's Feast, suite from incidental music, Op. 51
  • (12) The Dryad, Op. 45 No. 1
  • (13) Dance Intermezzo, Op. 45 No. 2
  • (14) Pan and Echo, Op. 53a

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 1987
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/orchestras-ensembles/gothenburg-symphony-orchestra/sibelius-swanwhite-suite-op54

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Jean Sibelius - The Origin of Fire; Sandels; etc. (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  1. Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op. 32
  2. Sandels, Op. 28
  3. Jääkärien marssi (March of the Finnish Jäger Battalion), Op. 91a
  4. Har du mod (Have You Courage), Op. 31 No. 2
  5. Atenarnes sång (Song of the Athenians), Op. 31 No. 3
  6. Promootiomarssi (Academic March), JS 155
  7. Finlandia, Op. 26

Sauli Tiilikainen, baritone (1)
Gothenburg Boys' Choir (5)
Laulun Ystävät Male Choir (1-5, 7)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 1986
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/tiilikainen-sauli/sibelius-the-origin-of-fire

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Jean Sibelius - Scènes Historiques; En Saga (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius
  1. Scènes Historiques I, suite for orchestra, Op. 25: 1. All'Overtura
  2. Scènes Historiques I, suite for orchestra, Op. 25: 2. Scena
  3. Scènes Historiques I, suite for orchestra, Op. 25: 3. Festivo
  4. Scènes Historiques II, suite for orchestra, Op. 66: 1. La Chasse. Ouverture
  5. Scènes Historiques II, suite for orchestra, Op. 66: 2. Chant d'amour
  6. Scènes Historiques II, suite for orchestra, Op. 66: 3. Près du pont-levis
  7. En Saga, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 9

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 1986
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/jarvi-neeme/sibelius-historical-scenes

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Jean Sibelius - Tone Poems; Incidental Music (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Jean Sibelius

CD1:
  • (01-03) Karelia suite, Op. 11
  • (04) Luonnotar, Op. 70
  • (05) Andante Festivo
  • (06) The Oceanides, Op. 73
  • (07-11) King Christian II suite, Op. 27
  • (12) Finlandia, Op. 26
CD2:
  • (01) Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
  • (02) Night Ride & Sunrise, Op. 55
  • (03-06) Lemminkäinen suite, Op. 22
CD3:
  • (01) En Saga, Op. 9
  • (02) Spring Song, Op. 16
  • (03-06) Pieces from Kuolema, Op. 44 & 62
  • (04) The Bard, Op. 64
  • (05) Tapiola, Op. 112

Soile Isokoski, soprano (Op. 70)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 1992-1996
Compilation: 2000
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4775522


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