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Sibelius: Orchestral Songs

Sibelius: Orchestral Songs

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“As my career has progressed, I have had the chance to make numerous recordings featuring a variety of repertoires, and I have always felt the desire to record the songs of Sibelius. A wonderful opportunity presented itself when the Norwegian Radio Orchestra with Chief Conductor Petr Popelka expressed its willingness to be part of such a recording. Virtually all Sibelius songs are written for voice and piano, but many of them seem as though made for orchestral sounds and instrumental subtlety. Therefore a number of his finest songs have fortunately been orchestrated, and it is these editions we have used for this recording. A few of the orchestrations were done by Sibelius himself, one by his contemporary, Simon Parmet (né Pergament), while several were orchestrated by his own son-in-law, conductor Jussi Jalas. This album presents orchestrated songs of Sibelius from four opus numbers: 17, 36, 37 and 38.” (Marianne Beate Kielland)

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 07, 2022


  • UPC: 7090020182612


  • Catalog Number: LWC1239


  • Label: Lawo


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Late Romantic


  • Composer: Jean Sibelius


  • Conductor: Petr Popelka


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Norwegian Radio Orchestra


  • Performer: Marianne Beate Kielland