Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 En saga, op. 9
Jean Sibelius 19:14
2 Tapiola, op. 112
Jean Sibelius 18:05
3 Finlandia, op. 26
Jean Sibelius 8:04
4 Valse Triste, op. 44
Jean Sibelius 4:48
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
Jean Sibelius 14:50
2 Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
Jean Sibelius 7:22
3 Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Jean Sibelius 7:55
4 Four Legends, op. 22: I. Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari
Jean Sibelius 16:19
5 Four Legends, op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
Jean Sibelius 7:41
6 Four Legends, op. 22: III. Lemminkäinen in Tuonela
Jean Sibelius 14:28
7 Four Legends, op. 22: IV. Lemminkäinen's Return
Jean Sibelius 6:38

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1900-07-02) (track 3)
balance engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1952-11-16 – 1952-12-11) (tracks 1–2)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (– 1926-08) (track 2)
Jean Sibelius (1892) (track 1)
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1903) (track 4)
conductor:
Eduard van Beinum (conductor) (1952-11-16 – 1952-12-11) (tracks 1–2)
Eduard van Beinum (conductor) (1957-06-07) (tracks 3–4)
orchestra:
Concertgebouw Orchestra (1952-11-16 – 1952-12-11) (tracks 1–2)
Concertgebouw Orchestra (1957-06-07) (tracks 3–4)
producer:
John Culshaw (tracks 1–2)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1902) (track 1)
Jean Sibelius (1904) (track 4)
was commissioned by:
Walter Damrosch (track 2)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1904-04-25) (track 4)
Konsertti (1900-07-02) (track 3)
[concert] (1926-12-16) (track 2)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1905) (track 3)
Breitkopf & Härtel (1926) (track 2)
premiered at:
Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1904-04-25) (track 4)
recorded at:
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 9) (track 1)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 3)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 112) (track 2)
arrangements:
Finlandia (Nightwish’s version) (track 3)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for piano) (track 3)
Finlandia, op. 26 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for organ, Fricker) (track 3)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for male choir) (track 3)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in A-flat major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 3)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir, arr. Jorma Panula) (track 3)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in F major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 3)
Hymne de Finlandia, op. 26 no. 1 (for guitar, transcr. Unger) (track 3)
Valse Triste, op. 44 no. 1 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for cello and piano, arr. Hermann) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Be Still My Soul (track 3)
Gweddi Dros Gymru ("Dros Gymru'n gwlad, o Dad dyrchafwn gri" (Finlandia)) (track 3)
Kuolema, op. 44: I. Valse triste (for piano) (track 4)
Vegli al mattino (track 3)
We Rest on Thee (track 3)
part of:
2 Pieces from Kuolema, op. 44 (part of collection) (track 4)
recording of:
En saga, op. 9 (1952-11-16 – 1952-12-11) (track 1)
Tapiola, op. 112 (1952-11-16 – 1952-12-11) (track 2)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for orchestra) (1957-06-07) (track 3)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for orchestra) (1957-06-07) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
revision of:
En Saga, op. 9 (original 1892 version) (track 1)
version of:

CD 2

violin:
Jan Damen (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (tracks 1–3)
cor anglais:
Tofte Hansen (1953-07-06) (track 5)
balance engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (tracks 1–3)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (1895) (track 5)
Jean Sibelius (1896) (tracks 4, 6–7)
Jean Sibelius (1903 – 1905) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
Eduard van Beinum (conductor) (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (tracks 1–3)
Thomas Jensen (conductor) (1953-07-06) (tracks 4–7)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (tracks 1–3)
DR SymfoniOrkestret (1953-07-06) (tracks 4–7)
producer:
John Culshaw (tracks 1–3)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1897) (tracks 6–7)
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 7)
Jean Sibelius (1939) (track 6)
recorded at:
arrangements:
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: I. Allegro moderato (transcribed for violin and piano) (track 1)
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: II. Adagio di molto (transcribed for violin and piano) (track 2)
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto (transcribed for violin and piano) (track 3)
part of:
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47 (movement) (tracks 1–3)
recording of:
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: I. Allegro moderato (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (track 1)
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47: II. Adagio di molto (1953-03-04 – 1953-03-05) (track 2)
Lemminkäis-sarja (Neljä legendaa), op. 22: II. Tuonelan joutsen (The Swan of Tuonela) (1953-07-06) (track 5)
revision of:
Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22: II. Lemminkäinen Tuonelassa (1896 reconstruction by Colin Davis (2004)) (track 6)

Release

part of:Australian Eloquence (Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips/ABC Classics)
Eloquence (Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips Classics)
ASIN:UK: B000VT6P7M [info]