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The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 5: Theatre Music ()

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For dedicated Sibelius aficionados, Vol. 5 in BIS' complete Sibelius will be mandatory listening. These six discs include all the Finnish master's music for the theater in exemplary performances by Osmo Vänskä with the Lahti Symphony on four and a half discs and less than exemplary but still more than acceptable performances by Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra on two and a half discs. Though certainly not at the same level as his symphonies and his best tone poems, Sibelius' theater music is still highly ...

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  1. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), incidental music for voice & orchestra, Op. 27
  2. Kuolema (Death), incidental music for orchestra (I), Op. 44
  3. Swanwhite, incidental music for orchestra & organ, Op. 54: Preliminary sketch for No. 9
  4. Swanwhite, incidental music for orchestra & organ, Op. 54
  5. Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
  6. Everyman (Jokamies; Jedermann), incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, piano, organ & orchestra, Op. 83
  7. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  8. Scene with Cranes, tone poem for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/2
  9. The Tempest, incidental music for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra & harmonium, Op. 109
  10. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: Canon. Allegro commodo (preliminary version of movement No. 5)
  11. Belshazzar's Feast (Belsazars gästabud), incidental music, Op. 51
  12. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27
  13. Swanwhite, suite for orchestra, Op. 54
  14. Come Away, Death (Kom nu hit, död!), for voice, harp & string orchestra (Twelfth Night No. 1), Op. 60/1
  15. Wedding March (Hochzeitzug), for orchestra (from the play The Language of the Birds)
  16. Belshazzar's Feast (Belsazars gästabud), suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 51
  17. Scaramouche, incidental music for a tragic pantomime for piano & orchestra, Op. 71
  18. Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 46
  19. Kuolema (Death), incidental music for orchestra (II), Op. 62
  20. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: Prelude
  21. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 1. The Oak Tree. Andante sostenuto
  22. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 2. Humoresque. Allegro comodo
  23. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 3. Caliban's Song. Allegro comodo
  24. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 4. The Harvesters. Allegro
  25. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 5. Canon. Allegro
  26. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 6. Scene. Allegretto
  27. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 7. Intrada. Berceuse. Largo - Andante sostenuto
  28. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 8. Entr'acte. Ariel's Song. Poco adagio
  29. The Tempest: Suite No. 1, for orchestra, Op. 109/2: No. 9. The Storm. Largo
  30. The Tempest: Suite No. 2, for orchestra, Op. 109/3
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The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 5: Theatre Music
2008, BIS

UPC: 7318591912149

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