Following their acclaimed recordings of Schoenberg with Sara Jakubiak and Britten's Peter Grimes with Stuart Skelton, Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic turn their attention to the music of Sibelius. Written in 1913 for the diva Aino Ackté, the tone poem Luonnotar draws on text from the Finnish national epic poem, the Kalevala. It's virtuosic demands are ably met here by award-wining soprano Lise Davidsen, who also feature in the Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande, music re-worked by Sibelius from his incidental music written for the first performances of Maeterlinck's play in Helsinki, in 1905, in Swedish. The tone poem Tapiola, from 1926, is Sibelius' last great masterpiece and evokes the forests of his native Finland. The programme is completed by a pair of much earlier works, Rakastava (the Lover) and Vårsång (Spring Song).
Following their acclaimed recordings of Schoenberg with Sara Jakubiak and Britten's Peter Grimes with Stuart Skelton, Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic turn their attention to the music of Sibelius. Written in 1913 for the diva Aino Ackté, the tone poem Luonnotar draws on text from the Finnish national epic poem, the Kalevala. It's virtuosic demands are ably met here by award-wining soprano Lise Davidsen, who also feature in the Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande, music re-worked by Sibelius from his incidental music written for the first performances of Maeterlinck's play in Helsinki, in 1905, in Swedish. The tone poem Tapiola, from 1926, is Sibelius' last great masterpiece and evokes the forests of his native Finland. The programme is completed by a pair of much earlier works, Rakastava (the Lover) and Vårsång (Spring Song).
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Format: CD
Label: CHANDOS
Rel. Date: 07/02/2021
UPC: 095115521724

Orchestral Works (Hybr)
Artist: Sibelius / Davidsen / Gardner
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Luonnotar, Op. 70
2. Tapiola, Op. 112
3. I. at the Castle Gate
4. II. Mélisande
5. Iia. at the Seashore
6. III. a Spring in the Park
7. Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46: IV. the Three Blind Sisters (Version for Voice and Orchestra) V. Pastorale
8. VI. Mélisande at the Spinning Wheel
9. VII. Entr'acte
10. VIII. the Death of Mélisande
11. I. Rakastava (The Lover)
12. II. Rakastetun Tie (The Path of the Beloved)
13. III. Hyvää Iltaa - JÄÄ Hyvästi (Good Night - Farewell)
14. Spring Song, Op. 16

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Following their acclaimed recordings of Schoenberg with Sara Jakubiak and Britten's Peter Grimes with Stuart Skelton, Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic turn their attention to the music of Sibelius. Written in 1913 for the diva Aino Ackté, the tone poem Luonnotar draws on text from the Finnish national epic poem, the Kalevala. It's virtuosic demands are ably met here by award-wining soprano Lise Davidsen, who also feature in the Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande, music re-worked by Sibelius from his incidental music written for the first performances of Maeterlinck's play in Helsinki, in 1905, in Swedish. The tone poem Tapiola, from 1926, is Sibelius' last great masterpiece and evokes the forests of his native Finland. The programme is completed by a pair of much earlier works, Rakastava (the Lover) and Vårsång (Spring Song).