- Performer:Osmo Vänskä
- Title:Sibelius: Spirit of Nature - Songs, Cantatas and Orchestral Works
- Date of release:April 25, 2006
- Size FLAC version1305 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1493 megabytes
- Size WMA version1108 megabytes
- Formats:MMF DMF AU AC3 MIDI AUD
After all, only a handful of the works on this disc deal directly with nature while the rest are on the standard fin de siècle subjects of life, love, and lust. But, since all the music is by Sibelius, perhaps the greatest nature loving - nay, nature intoxicated - composer of the period, every note is deeply informed by the spirit of nature. True, that love may be harder to detect in the early Overture in E major or Scéne de Ballet than in the later masterpiece Luonnotar, but the throbbing life, the burgeoning energy, the sense of mystical communion with forces greater than oneself are felt. For one thing, it has the magisterial Osmo Vänskä leading the brilliant Lahti Symphony, and anyone who already knows their ecstatic, enigmatic, and exalted recordings of Sibelius' symphonies will know what to expect here: superb playing, inspiring conducting, and a feel for the music that few other conductors can match.
Home Conductors Vänskä, Osmo Sibelius - Spirit of Nature. Songs, Cantatas and Orchestral Works. Sibelius - Spirit of Nature. The attractive mix of choral cantatas, solo songs with orchestra and purely orchestral works span the years 1891-1926, and thereby the great part of the composer's active career. In Kullervo's Lament, Luonnotar ('Spirit of Nature') and Väinämöinen's Song it was the Finnish national epos Kalevala which once more provided Sibelius with inspiration and lyrics. The other six vocal works in the programme are settings of poems by Swedish poets, four of them by Viktor Rydberg, whose texts Sibelius used on many occasions. The programme is performed by Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä, a team which has been described as 'the pre-eminent Sibelius interpreters of our day'.
CD 1. Jean Sibelius Composer. Jaakko Kuusisto Orchestra Leader, Osmo Vänskä Conductor, Lahti Symphony Orchestra Orchestra. Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), for voice and orchestra, O. 0.
5 Songs, Op. 38 (version for Voice and Orchestra) Jean Sibelius; Tommi Hakala; Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä. This release brings together vocal and orchestral music by Sibelius, performed by an orchestra ideally placed to interpret his work, the Finnish Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Three works included here-Kullervon valitus, Luonnotar, and Väinön virsi-were inspired by the Kalevala, an epic poem comprised of Finnish mythology, while the remaining vocal works use Swedish texts. These pieces are complemented by orchestral works, including the exotic Scène de ballet. 4. kHz, 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters. Tracks 1, 11 – 4. kHz, 16-bit PCM.
This album has an average beat per minute of 96 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 67/141 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Spirit of Nature: Songs, Cantatas and Orchestral Works. 1. Overture in E major, JS 145. 11'29. Album starts at 126BPM, ends at 87BPM (-39), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Jean Sibelius. Symphony no. 5 in E-flat, Symphony no. 7 in C, En saga. Symphonies nos. 3, 6, 7. 2016.
Spirit of Nature: Songs, Cantatas and Orchestral Works.
Explore releases from the Complete Sibelius label. Discover what's missing in your discography and shop for Complete Sibelius releases. In 1991 BIS started with the "Complete Sibelius" series printed on the sleeve of each album and gave them numbers. This first one from 1991 (BIS-CD-500) had the number 30. BIS now retrospectively made the albums before no. 30 part of the Complete Sibelius series and given numbers 1-29 (60 et seqq. But the series and numbers on these albums are not branded. The following list shows all the albums made part of the series. Jean Sibelius, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Spirit Of Nature (Songs, Cantatas And Orchestral Works) (CD, Album).
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957) 1. Overture in E major, JS 145 11'17 2. Scène de ballet, JS 163 8'36 3. Kullervo´s Lament (Kullervon valitus) for bass and orchestra, from O. (text: Kalevala) 2'17 4. Serenade, JS 168, for baritone and orchestra (text: Erik Johan Stagnelius) 5'47 5. In the Night (I natten), O. 8, N., for. baritone and orchestra (text: Viktor Rydberg) 3'37 6. Impromptu, O. 9 - original version, for women´s chorus and orchestra (text: Viktor Rydberg) 5'27 7. 9 - final version, for women´s chorus and orchestra (text: Viktor Rydberg) 6&ap. Helena Juntunen, soprano Tommi Hakala, baritone Jyrki Korhonen, bass Dominante Choir, choir Lahti Symphony Orchestra, orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor.
Album · 2005 · 12 Songs. 38, No. 3. By Jean Sibelius - Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tommi Hakala & Osmo Vänskä. 6. Impromptu, Op. 19 (original Version). By Jean Sibelius - Seppo Murto, Dominante Choir, Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä. 7. 19 (final 1910 Version). 8. Pan and Echo, Op. 53. By Jean Sibelius - Osmo Vänskä & Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
CreditsAndrew Barnett - Advisor, Cover Text, Layout Design, Liner Notes, Typesetting
Jens Braun - Engineer
Thore Brinkman - Engineer
Dominante Choir - Choir/Chorus
Alix Dryden - Cover Illustration
Tommi Hakala - Baritone (Vocal)
Leif Hasselgren - Text Translation
Ernst Josephson - Text
Helena Juntunen - Soprano (Vocal)
Kalevala - Text
Hans Kipfer - Engineer
W.F. Kirby - Text Translation
Teemu Kirjonen - Liner Note Translation
Jyrki Korhonen - Bass (Vocal)
Jaakko Kuusisto - Orchestra Leader
Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra
Arlette Lemieux-Chené - Liner Note Translation
Seppo Murto - Choir Master
Ingo Petry - Producer
Viktor Rydberg - Text
Bastian Schick - Digital Editing
Uli Schneider - Digital Editing, Producer
Horst A. Scholz - Liner Note Translation
Marion Schwebel - Producer
Seppo J.J. Sirkka - Photography
John Skinner - Text Translation
Matthias Spitzbarth - Digital Editing
Erik Johan Stagnelius - Text
Christian Starke - Digital Editing
Robert Suff - Executive Producer
Osmo Vänskä - Conductor, Primary Artist
|1||Overture for orchestra in E major||Osmo Vänskä||11:29|
|2||Scène de Ballet (Ballettikohtaus), for orchestra||Osmo Vänskä||8:46|
|Kullervo, symphonic poem for vocal soloists, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 7|
|3||Kullervon valitus (Kullervo's Lament), for bass & orchestra||Osmo Vänskä||2:24|
|4||Serenade, for voice & orchestra||Osmo Vänskä||5:56|
|Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 38|
|5||I natten (In the Night), Op. 38, No. 3 for baritone and orchestra||Osmo Vänskä||3:46|
|6||Impromptu: "Thou who guidest the Stars", for female chorus & orchestra, Op. 19||Osmo Vänskä||5:35|
|7||Impromptu: "Thou who guidest the Stars", for female chorus & orchestra, Op. 19||Osmo Vänskä||7:06|
|8||Pan & Echo (Dance Intermezzo No. 3), for orchestra (or piano), Op. 53a||Osmo Vänskä||4:15|
|9||Autumn Evening (Höstkväll), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/1||Osmo Vänskä||5:04|
|10||Duke Magnus (Hertig Magnus), song for voice & piano, Op. 57/6||Osmo Vänskä||3:42|
|11||Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), tone poem for voice & orchestra, Op. 70||Osmo Vänskä||9:00|
|12||Väinö's Song (Vaïnön virsi), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 110||Osmo Vänskä||9:25|