The Essential Sibelius [Box Set] ()

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This gargantuan 15-disc set is immodestly billed as The Essential Sibelius, and with the inclusion of all the symphonies, most of the tone poems, much of incidental music, many of the songs, plenty of the chamber music, lots of the choral music, and tons of the piano music, it would be hard to argue that the billing isn't accurate. Of course, some Sibelius cognoscenti may wonder where the incidental music for Belshazzar's Feast, with its haunting setting of "By the Waters of Babylon," is, while others may question the need ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
  2. Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
  3. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
  4. Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
  5. Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
  6. En Saga, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 9
  7. Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49
  8. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  9. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  10. Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
  11. Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
  12. Tapiola, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 112
  13. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
  14. Earnest melodies (2), for cello & orchestra, Op. 77
  15. Serenades (2), for violin & orchestra, Op. 69
  16. Humoresques (2) for violin & orchestra, Op. 87b
  17. Humoresques (4) for violin & orchestra, Op. 89
  18. Kullervo, symphonic poem for vocal soloists, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 7
  19. The Wood Nymph (Skogsrået), tone poem ("Ballade") for orchestra, Op. 15
  20. Lemminkäinen Suite: Four Legends from the Kalevala, for orchestra, Op. 22
  21. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11
  22. Scènes Historiques I (3), suite for orchestra, Op. 25
  23. Song of the Athenians (Atenarnes sång), for boys' chorus, male chorus, winds & percussion (or orchestra), Op. 31/3
  24. The Origin of Fire (Tulen synty), for voice, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 32
  25. The Captive Queen (Vapautettu kuningatar), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 48
  26. Rakastava (The Lover), suite for string orchestra, triangle & timpani, Op. 14
  27. Andante Festivo, for string orchestra (arranged from string quartet version)
  28. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27
  29. Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
  30. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: The Oak Tree
  31. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Humoresque
  32. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Caliban's Song
  33. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Intrada - Berceuse
  34. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Entr'acte - Ariel's Song
  35. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Chorus of the Winds
  36. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Intermezzo
  37. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Dance of the Nymphs
  38. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Prospero
  39. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: Miranda
  40. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109: The Storm
  41. Snöfrid, improvisation for reciter, male voices & orchestra, Op. 29
  42. The Bard (Barden), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 64
  43. The Oceanides (Aallottaret), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 73
  44. Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), tone poem for voice & orchestra, Op. 70
  45. The Broken Voice (Sortunut ääni), partsong for (or mixed) male chorus, Op. 18/7
  46. The Boat Journey (Venematka), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/9
  47. The Song of my Heart (Sydämeni laulu), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/6
  48. Rakastava (The Lover), suite for string orchestra, triangle & timpani, Op. 14
  49. To the Fatherland (Isänmaalle), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/1
  50. Fire on the Island (Saarella palaa), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/3
  51. We praise Thee, Our Creator (Soi kunniaksi Luojan), for chorus, Op. 23/6a
  52. People of Land & Sea (Män från slätten och havet), partsong for chorus, Op. 65/1
  53. To Sea (Till havs), partsong for male chorus, Op. 84/5
  54. Fridolin's Folly (Fridolins Dårskap), for male chorus, JS 84
  55. Jonas' Journey (Jone Havsfärd), for male chorus, JS 100
  56. Jager March (Jääkärien marssi), for male chorus & piano (or brass septet or orchestra), Op. 91a
  57. Finlandia
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