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Celebrating Sibelius

04/29/10 3:00PM

Today we'll hear two early works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius: his short choral work called Tulen Synty ("The Origin of Fire") and his Symphony #2, both performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic and conductor Paavo Berglund. 

Also this afternoon, short works for horn and piano by Czerny and Poulenc, Murray Perahia playing Beethoven, and Arnold Schoenberg's haunting Verklarte Nacht.



Sinfonia for Violoncello & Continuo
Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Ensemble: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (select members)
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
CD/Album: Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Dumbarton Oaks
Record co./Cat #: London 425614


Tulen synty, Op. 32 ("The Origin of Fire")
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Soloists: Jorma Hynninen, baritone ; State Academic Male Choir of the Estonian SSR ; Helsinki University Male Choir
CD/Album: Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies, Tone Poems
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74485


Symphony #2 in D, Op. 43
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
CD/Album: Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies, Tone Poems
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74485


Capriccio: Introduction & Moonlight music
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Medici String Quartet
Soloists: Michael Cookson, viola ; Moray Welsh, cello
CD/Album: Ravel, Strauss - The Medici String Quartet
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5076


Valse Di Bravura
Composer: Franz & Karl Doppler
Soloists: Per Oien, flute ; Robert Aitken, flute ; Geir Henning Braaten, piano
CD/Album: Doppler: Music for Flutes & Piano
Record co./Cat #: Bis 146


Andante E Polacca
Composer: Carl Czerny
Soloists: Hermann Baumann, horn ; Leonard Hokanson, piano
CD/Album: Works for Horn and Piano-Baumann-Hokanson
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416816


Tragic Overture in d, Op. 81
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
CD/Album: Brahms: Symphony #4, Tragic Overture
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 410084


Renaissance Scottish Dances
Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
CD/Album: Peter Maxwell Davies
Record co./Cat #: Unicorn 9070


Early Scottish Music
Composer: Anonymous
Soloists: Paul O'Dette, lute
CD/Album: Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79123


Piano Concerto #4 in G, Op. 58
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4
Record co./Cat #: Sony 39814


Concerto Grosso #1 in G, Op. 6
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: I Musici
CD/Album: Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422370


Composer: Francis Poulenc
Soloists: Andre Cazalet, horn ; Pascal Roge, piano
CD/Album: French Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: London 425861


Verklarte Nacht ("Transfigured Night")
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Ensemble: Bern Camerata
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
CD/Album: Zehetmair / Camerata Bern / Schoenberg / Veress / Bartok
Record co./Cat #: ECM 465778


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