Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Luonnotar, op. 70
Jean Sibelius 10:01
2 Pohjola's Daughter, op. 49
Jean Sibelius 13:59
3 En saga, op. 9
Jean Sibelius 19:03
4 King Christian II, op. 27: I. Nocturne
Jean Sibelius 7:21
5 King Christian II, op. 27: II. Elégie
Jean Sibelius 5:24
6 King Christian II, op. 27: III. Musette
Jean Sibelius 2:29
7 King Christian II, op. 27: IV. Sérénade
Jean Sibelius 4:51
8 King Christian II, op. 27: V. Ballade
Jean Sibelius 4:58
9 The Bard, op. 64
Jean Sibelius 8:15
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Spring Song, op. 16
Jean Sibelius 8:28
2 Lemminkäinen Legends, op. 22: No. 3. The Swan of Tuonela
Jean Sibelius 8:46
3 Lemminkäinen Legends, op. 22: No. 4. Lemminkäinen's Return
Jean Sibelius 6:22
4 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: I. At the Castle Gate
Jean Sibelius 2:53
5 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: II. Mélisande
Jean Sibelius 4:35
6 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: IIa. By the Sea
Jean Sibelius 2:08
7 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: III. A Spring in the Park
Jean Sibelius 2:18
8 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: IV. The Tree Blind Sisters
Jean Sibelius 2:54
9 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: V. Pastorale
Jean Sibelius 2:04
10 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: VI. Mélisande at the Spinning Wheel
Jean Sibelius 1:58
11 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: VII. Entr'acte
Jean Sibelius 3:02
12 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: VIII. The Death of Mélisande
Jean Sibelius 6:03
13 Kuolema, op. 44: Valse triste
Jean Sibelius 4:56
14 Kuolema, op. 44: Scene with Cranes
Jean Sibelius 5:37
15 Swanwhite, op. 54: II. The Harp
Jean Sibelius 4:25
16 Swanwhite, op. 54: III. The Maidens with Roses
Jean Sibelius 2:58
17 Swanwhite, op. 54: IV. Listen, the Robin Sings
Jean Sibelius 4:13
18 Swanwhite, op. 54: VI. Swanwhite and the Prince
Jean Sibelius 3:34

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1913-03-27) (track 9)
balance engineer:
Stuart Eltham (1974-06) (track 3)
Stuart Eltham (1974-09) (track 2)
Stuart Eltham (1975-05) (track 1)
Stuart Eltham (1976-06-24) (track 9)
Stuart Eltham (1978-05) (tracks 4–8)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (1892) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1898) (tracks 4–8)
Jean Sibelius (1906) (track 2)
Jean Sibelius (1913) (tracks 1, 9)
conductor:
Paavo Berglund (1974-06) (track 3)
Paavo Berglund (1974-09) (track 2)
Paavo Berglund (1975-05) (track 1)
Paavo Berglund (1976-06-24) (track 9)
Paavo Berglund (1978-05) (tracks 4–8)
dedicated to:
Aino Ackté (track 1)
Robert Kajanus (track 2)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
orchestra:
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1974-06) (track 3)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1974-09) (track 2)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1975-05) (track 1)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1976-06-24) (track 9)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1978-05) (tracks 4–8)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 4–8)
Suvi Raj Grubb (track 9)
David Mottley (producer) (tracks 1, 3)
John Willan (producer) (track 2)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1902) (track 3)
soprano vocals:
Taru Valjakka (1975-05) (track 1)
premiered at:
Three Choirs Festival (1913-09-10) (track 1)
[concert] (1906-12-29) (track 2)
publisher:
Schlesinger (1906) (track 2)
Breitkopf & Härtel (1915) (track 1)
premiered at:
recorded at:
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 9) (track 3)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 49) (track 2)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 64) (track 9)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 70) (track 1)
arrangements:
King Christian II, op. 27: III. Musette (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
later versions:
King Christian II, op. 27: II. Elegie (for piano and cello, arr. G. Schneevoight) (track 5)
Luonnotar, op. 70 (for voice and piano) (track 1)
part of:
Kung Kristian II, op. 27 (orchestral suite) (tracks 4–8)
recording of:
En saga, op. 9 (1974-06) (track 3)
Pohjolan tytär, op. 49 (1974-09) (track 2)
Luonnotar, op. 70 (for soprano and orchestra) (1975-05) (track 1)
The Bard, op. 64 (1976-06-24) (track 9)
revision of:
En Saga, op. 9 (original 1892 version) (track 3)

CD 2

premiered in:
Vaasa, Pohjanmaa, Finland (1906-12-14) (track 14)
oboe:
Jeffrey Brown (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (track 2)
harp:
Morfan Edwards (1970-11) (track 15)
balance engineer:
Stuart Eltham (track 1)
Stuart Eltham (1970-11) (tracks 15–18)
Stuart Eltham (1972-01) (tracks 3, 13–14)
Stuart Eltham (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (track 2)
Stuart Eltham (1978-05) (tracks 4–12)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (1894 – 1895) (track 1)
Jean Sibelius (1895) (track 2)
Jean Sibelius (1896) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1903) (track 13)
Jean Sibelius (1903 – 1904) (track 14)
Jean Sibelius (1905) (tracks 4–12)
Jean Sibelius (1908) (tracks 15–18)
conductor:
Paavo Berglund (track 1)
Paavo Berglund (1970-11) (tracks 15–18)
Paavo Berglund (1972-01) (tracks 3, 14)
Paavo Berglund (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (tracks 2, 13)
Paavo Berglund (1978-05) (tracks 4–12)
engineer:
Stuart Eltham (track 13)
orchestra:
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1970-11) (tracks 15–18)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1972-01) (tracks 3, 14)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (tracks 2, 13)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1978-05) (tracks 4–12)
producer:
Brian Culverhouse (classical producer and engineer, active from 1960s) (tracks 8–18)
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 4–12)
Ronald Kinloch Anderson (tracks 2–3, 13)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1897) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1902) (track 1)
Jean Sibelius (1904) (track 13)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1904-04-25) (track 13)
Populäärikonsertti (1903-12-12) (track 1)
premiered at:
Helsingin Seurahuone (1833–1913) in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1903-12-12) (track 1)
Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1904-04-25) (track 13)
recorded at:
O₂ Guildhall Southampton in Southampton, England, United Kingdom (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (tracks 2, 13)
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 16) (track 1)
arrangements:
Valse Triste, op. 44 no. 1 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for cello and piano, arr. Hermann) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Kuolema, op. 44: I. Valse triste (for piano) (track 13)
part of:
2 Pieces from Kuolema, op. 44 (part of collection) (tracks 13–14)
Svanevit, op. 54 (Swanwhite) (tracks 15–18)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46 (for orchestra) (tracks 4–12)
recording of:
Vårsång, op. 16 (track 1)
Svanevit, op. 54: II. Harpan (The Harp) (1970-11) (track 15)
Svanevit, op. 54: III. Tärnorna med rosor (The Maidens with Roses) (1970-11) (track 16)
Svanevit, op. 54: IV. Hör rödhaken slå (Hark, the Robin) (1970-11) (track 17)
Svanevit, op. 54: VI. Svanevit och prinsen (Swanwhite and the Prince) (1970-11) (track 18)
Scene With Cranes, op. 44 no. 2 (for orchestra) (1972-01) (track 14)
Lemminkäis-sarja (Neljä legendaa), op. 22: II. Tuonelan joutsen (The Swan of Tuonela) (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (track 2)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for orchestra) (1972-01-09 – 1972-01-10) (track 13)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: I. At the Castle Gate (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 4)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: II. Mélisande (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 5)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: III. By the Sea (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 6)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: IX. Mélisande's Death (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 12)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: VI. Pastorale (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 9)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: VIII. Entr'acte (for orchestra) (1978-05) (track 11)
revision of:
Spring Song, op. 16 (1895 version) (track 1)
version of:
Spring Song, op. 16 (1894 preliminary version) (track 1)

Release

part of: forte (EMI Classics)
ASIN: UK: B000002SFP [info]