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Sibelius and Grieg

On this edition of Exploring Music, we travel to Norway and Finland, to learn about Grieg and Sibelius, respectively. Both were instrumental in establishing the national musical identities of their countries.

 
Program 1

Grieg: Piano Sonata in e minor, Op. 7, IV
Pletnev, p.
DG 459671
2:16, 8:20
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Grieg: Symphony in c minor, II
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 427321
7:08
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Grieg: “Jeg Elsker Dig (I love but thee),” Op. 5 No. 3
Bonney, s.; Pappano, p.
Decca 466762
1:35
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Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a minor, Op. 16, I & II
Berlin Phil/Jansons; Andsnes, p.
EMI 57562
18:50
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Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35, #4 & #2
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 419431
7:33
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Program 2

Grieg: Dawn, Anitra’s Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King fr. Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 36718
3:46, 6:06
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Grieg: “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt
Bonney, s.; Pappano, p.
Decca 466762
5:02
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Grieg: String Quartet in g minor, Op. 27, I (excerpt), IV
Guarneri String Quartet
Phil 426286
1:36, 8:20
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Grieg: Praeludium & Gavotte fr. Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412727
5:56
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Anon: Gangaretter Myllarguten
Buen, hardanger fiddle
Simax 1040
1:40

Arr. Grieg: Gangaretter Myllarguten
Andsnes, p.
EMI 56541
1:11
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Grieg: “Elsk (Love)” fr. The Mountain Maid, Op. 67 No. 5
von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
DG 457688
2:13

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

Program 3

Sibelius: Overture fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
2:37
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Sibelius: Piano Quintet in g minor, I (excerpt)
Sibelius Academy Quartet, Tawaststjerna, p.
Finlandia 375
1:28
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Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7, I (excerpt), IV (excerpt) & V
Helsinki Phil/Berglund
EMI 47496
2:07, :23, 9:39
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Sibelius: Intermezzo fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
3:45
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Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela fr. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 3
Los Angeles Phil/Salonen
Sony 48067
9:33
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39, I & II
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
20:31
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Program 4

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
BSO/Davis
Phil 446160
7:48
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, I
BSO/Davis
Phil 446557
9:41
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Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d minor, Op. 47, I
Helsinki Chamber Orchestra/Barbirolli; Szeryng, v.
Intaglio 7201
14:52

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, III & IV
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 54804
14:53
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Program 5

Sibelius: At the Castle Gate fr. Pelleas and Mellisande, Op. 46
Tapiola Sinfonietta/Ollila
Ondine 952
2:05
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Sibelius: Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56, Voces intimae, I & II
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony 48193
9:03
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen
CBS 42366
:48, 1:28, 14:01
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Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, II & III
BSO/Davis
Phil 446157
17:03, :44
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Romance fr. Four Pieces, Op. 78
Mork, vc.; Thibaudet, p.
Virgin 45034
3:07
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