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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, King Christian II

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, King Christian II

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  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Allegretto - Poco allegro
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Allegretto - Poco allegro

    09:58
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Tempo andante, ma rubato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Tempo andante, ma rubato

    14:26
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Vivacissimo
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Vivacissimo

    06:09
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Allegro moderato

    14:56
    $7.20
  • King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: I. Nocturne
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: I. Nocturne

    06:59
    $4.80
  • King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: II. Élégie
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: II. Élégie

    05:15
    $4.80
  • King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: III. Musette
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: III. Musette

    02:10
    $2.40
  • King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: IV. Sérénade
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: IV. Sérénade

    04:57
    $2.40
  • King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: V. Ballade
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Santtu-Matias Rouvali Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    King Christian II (Suite), Op. 27: V. Ballade

    05:49
    $4.80

Total running time: 70 minutes.

Album information

Santtu-Matias Rouvali's project to record the complete Sibelius symphonies with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra continues.

After the resounding success of Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 & En Saga Santtu-Matias Rouvali's career as a conductor is entering top gear: he has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.

At the turn of the twentieth century, as Finland struggled to free itself from Russian rule, Sibelius and his wife faced several domestic dramas, including the loss of one of their daughters, Kirsti, to typhoid fever. The Second Symphony, written in the brilliant key of D major, seems to be marked by the events of the composer’s private life, but many of his contemporaries nevertheless saw it as a political manifesto!

In 1898, Sibelius composed the incidental music for Adolf Paul’s play King Christian II, the story of the downfall of a king of Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) in the sixteenth century. The suite derived from it was successfully performed in several European cities.