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Sibelius: Theatre Music

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sibelius: Theatre Music

CKD 220 (Linn Records)
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1
Pelleas and Melisande At the Castle Gate

Pelleas and Melisande At the Castle Gate

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:58 Play $1.70
2
Pelleas and Melisande Melisande

Pelleas and Melisande Melisande

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
4:14 Play $1.70
3
Pelleas and Melisande At the Seashore

Pelleas and Melisande At the Seashore

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:06 Play $1.70
4
Pelleas and Melisande A Spring in the Park

Pelleas and Melisande A Spring in the Park

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:58 Play $1.70
5
Pelleas and Melisande The Three Blind Sisters

Pelleas and Melisande The Three Blind Sisters

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:16 Play $1.70
6
Pelleas and Melisande Pastorale

Pelleas and Melisande Pastorale

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:01 Play $1.70
7
Pelleas and Melisande Melisande at the Spinning-Wheel

Pelleas and Melisande Melisande at the Spinning-Wheel

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:47 Play $1.70
8
Pelleas and Melisande Entr'acte

Pelleas and Melisande Entr'acte

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:51 Play $1.70
9
The Death of Melisande

The Death of Melisande

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
6:05 Play $3.40
10
Kuolema Valse Triste

Kuolema Valse Triste

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
5:54 Play $3.40
11
Belshazzars Feast Oriental Procession

Belshazzars Feast Oriental Procession

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:40 Play $1.70
12
Belshazzars Feast Solitude

Belshazzars Feast Solitude

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
3:26 Play $1.70
13
Belshazzars Feast Nocturne

Belshazzars Feast Nocturne

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
3:38 Play $1.70
14
Belshazzars Feast Khadra's Dance

Belshazzars Feast Khadra's Dance

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
3:54 Play $1.70
15
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Chorus of the Winds

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Chorus of the Winds

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
3:27 Play $1.70
16
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Intermezzo

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Intermezzo

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:50 Play $1.70
17
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Dance of the Nymphs

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Dance of the Nymphs

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:38 Play $1.70
18
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Prospero

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Prospero

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:41 Play $1.70
19
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Song 1

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Song 1

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
0:53 Play $1.70
20
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Song 2

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Song 2

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
0:59 Play $1.70
21
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Miranda

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Miranda

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:51 Play $1.70
22
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Naiads

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Naiads

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:21 Play $1.70
23
The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Dance Episode

The Tempest: Suite No. 2 Dance Episode

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
2:02 Play $1.70
24
Andante Festivo

Andante Festivo

Composer Jean Sibelius
Conductor Joseph Swensen
4:14 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 66 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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'This is an absolutely super Sibelius program containing a well-chosen selection of some of his finest theater music.' ClassicsToday.com

The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen was principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1996-2005.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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Sibelius Theatre Music 

The foundations of Sibeliuss reputation are his symphonies, tone poems and increasingly his songs but the music he wrote for the stage throughout his creative life includes some of his finest scores.

This CD presents his theatre music from 2 distinct periods – the 1900s (contemporary with his Violin Concerto, and the Second and Third Symphonies) and the 1920s, including some of the last works of his to survive.

At the time when Sibelius was emerging as a major creative figure, drama was pivotal to the development of cultural and social attitudes in Scandinavia. One need only mention 3 of his contemporaries: Ibsen, Strindberg and Bjornson. Sibelius was attracted to theatre as early as 1893, when he started work on an opera, The Building of the Boat. It was a visit to Bayreuth that caused him to abandon work on this, but the prelude survived as one of his most perfect pieces: The Swan of Tuonela. Its striking economy of expression and intensity are characteristics shared by much of his incidental music for the stage. In his stage music, Sibelius tends not so much to accompany dramatic action but to set scenes, create atmosphere or provide a prelude or intermezzo to the action for what were predominantly exotic or mystical dramas.

Recording information:

Recorded at the Usher Hall Edinburgh
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Philip Hobbs and Calum Malcolm
Post-production by Julia at Finesplice

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4 Stars
"...a jewel in the Linn crown..."
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exotic and colorful
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4½ Stars
a fascinating programme and beautifully judged playing
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playing that is both crisp and charged with the underlying drama
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An easy and enthusiastic recommendation!
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