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Leopold Stokowski - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Leopold Stokowski - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Item No. GHCD 2341

Price GBP 4.60 / USD

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Release Date: 01.04.2008

Recorded ‚live’ at Helsinki University’s Festival Hall, 17 June 1953 - This disc is of the greatest musical interest. It contains a complete concert from Helsinki entirely devoted to the music of Sibelius conducted by Leopold Stokowski from 1955, marking the 90th birthday of the composer. As such, it is an utterly unique document in itself, but as it also contains previously unavailable material in the conductor’s commercial discography, refined by the latest technological advances to obtain the best possible sound, it self-evidently becomes a major addition to the recorded legacy of this very great conductor.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Announcer 1:54
02 Finlandia, Op. 26/7 Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 2:48
03 Announcer 0:20
04 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 - I. Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico – Tranquillo Tempo I (Allegro energico) – Tranquillo – a tempo Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 9:23
05 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 - II. Andante (ma non troppo lento) – Molto tranquillo – Tempo I Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 9:01
06 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 - III. Scherzo, Allegro – Lento (ma non troppo) – Tempo I Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 4:33
07 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 - IV. Finale (Quasi una fantasia) – Andante – Allegro molto come prima – Andante (ma non troppo) – Più largamente poco a poco Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 9:59
08 Announcer 0:48
09 Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46 (Excerpts from the Incidental Music) - No.2 Mélisande Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 4:06
10 Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46 (Excerpts from the Incidental Music) - No.3 By the Sea Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 1:35
11 Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46 (Excerpts from the Incidental Music) - No.6 Pastorale Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 1:52
12 Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46 (Excerpts from the Incidental Music) - No.8 Entr'acte Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 2:13
13 Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46 (Excerpts from the Incidental Music) - No.9 The Death of Mélisande Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 5:11
14 Announcer 0:37
15 Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski – Conductor 17:48
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