Grieg and Sibelius

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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We’ll explore the lives and music of the two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Music spanning almost one hundred years includes a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, the Norwegian Dances and several Sibelius symphonies.

Playlist

Episode 1

Grieg: Piano Sonata in e minor, Op. 7, IV
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459671
2:16, 8:20

Grieg: Symphony in c minor, II
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
DG 427321
7:08

Grieg: “Jeg Elsker Dig (I love but thee),” Op. 5 No. 3
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anthony Pappano, piano
Decca 466762
1:35

Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a minor, Op. 16, I & II
Berlin Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 57562
18:50

Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35, #4 & #2
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
DG 419431
7:33

Episode 2

Grieg: Dawn, Anitra’s Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King fr. Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
CBS 36718
3:46, 6:06

Grieg: “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anthony Pappano, piano
Decca 466762
5:02

Grieg: String Quartet in g minor, Op. 27, I (excerpt), IV
Guarneri String Quartet
Phil 426286
1:36, 8:20

Grieg: Praeludium & Gavotte fr. Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 412727
5:56

Anon: Gangaretter Myllarguten
Knut and Hauk Buen, hardanger fiddle
Simax 1040
1:40

Arr. Grieg:Gangaretter Myllarguten
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
EMI 56541
1:11

Grieg: “Elsk (Love)” fr. The Mountain Maid, Op. 67 No. 5
Sophie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano
DG 457688
2:13

Grieg: Lyric Suite, Op. 54 (excerpts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
DG 419431
11:15

Episode 3

Sibelius: Overture fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
RCA 7765
2:37

Sibelius: Piano Quintet in g minor, I (excerpt)
Sibelius Academy Quartet, Erik Tawaststjerna, piano
Finlandia 375
1:28

Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7, I (excerpt), IV (excerpt) & V
Helsinki Philharmonic/Paavo Berglund
EMI 47496
2:07, :23, 9:39

Sibelius: Intermezzo fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
RCA 7765
3:45

Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela fr. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 3
Los Angeles Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sony 48067
9:33

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39, I & II
Finnish Radio Symphony/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
RCA 7765
20:31

Episode 4

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis
Phil 446160
7:48

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, I
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis
Phil 446557
9:41

Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d minor, Op. 47, I
Helsinki Chamber Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli; Henryk Szeryng, violin
Intaglio 7201
14:52

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, III & IV
Oslo Philharmonic /Mariss Jansons
EMI 54804
14:53

Episode 5

Sibelius: At the Castle Gate fr. Pelleas and Mellisande, Op. 46
Tapiola Sinfonietta/Tuomas Ollila
Ondine 952
2:05

Sibelius: Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56, Voces intimae, I & II
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony 48193
9:03

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen
CBS 42366
:48, 1:28, 14:01

Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, II & III
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis
Phil 446157
17:03, :44

Romance fr. Four Pieces, Op. 78
Truls Mork, violoncello; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Virgin 45034
3:07