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The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 3: Voice & Orchestra

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Vol. 3 in BIS' collection of the complete works of Sibelius isn't for everybody. Indeed, considering it contains the Finnish composer's nearly unknown works for voice and orchestra, it probably isn't for anybody except his deepest and most dedicated fan. The biggest work here -- the five-movement, 80-minute-long Kullervo Symphony -- was banned from performance during the composer's lifetime by the composer himself, and the vast majority of the rest of the music here is even more obscure. Still, the superlative performances here by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä or the Gothenburg Symphony with Neeme Järvi or Jorma Panula with the YL Male Voice Choir, the Dominante Choir or the Jubilate Choir, plus such great soloists as baritone Jorma Hynninen and soloist Marianne Häggander, will make as convincing a case as is imaginable for the music. Captured in clear and crisp stereo or digital sound by BIS and packaged with extensive notes, plus full texts and translations, this set will be mandatory for truly committed Sibelius fans.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Maiden in the Tower (Jungfrun i tornet), opera
1 02:54 Amazon
2 05:48 Amazon
3 03:49 Amazon
4 04:03 Amazon
5 01:00 Amazon
6 04:02 Amazon
7 08:08 Amazon
8 01:03 Amazon
9 01:26 Amazon
10 03:14 Amazon
11 04:15 Amazon
12 09:13 Amazon
13 03:39 Amazon
14 09:07 Amazon
15 03:40 Amazon
16 11:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:34 Amazon
2 14:26 Amazon
3 05:35 Amazon
4 11:31 Amazon
5 02:00 Amazon
6 04:36 Amazon
7 03:13 Amazon
Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 38
8 03:45 Amazon
9 01:46 Amazon
10 05:03 Amazon
11 09:28 Amazon
12 03:39 Amazon
13 07:29 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 09:32 Amazon
2 09:13 Amazon
3 02:54 Amazon
4 03:56 Amazon
5 02:02 Amazon
6 03:41 Amazon
7 09:11 Amazon
8 02:28 Amazon
9 01:38 Amazon
10 02:04 Amazon
11 09:13 Amazon
12 03:06 Amazon
13 02:29 Amazon
14 02:57 Amazon
15 13:58 Amazon
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