Berglund, Paavo

Sibelius: The Symphonies, Kullervo, Finlandia, Tapiola, Oceanides

CD (Number of discs: 5)
18 Aug 2017

Barcode: 0190295869151

Other participants: The Oceanides, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Jorma Hynninen, Helsinki University Male Choir, State Academic Male Choir of the Estonian S.S.R.

Paavo Berglund (1929-2012) recorded the complete symphonies of his great compatriot Sibelius no fewer than three times. This set, central in every respect, was made in the 1980s with the Helsinki Philharmonic and includes the early Kullervo Symphony and several tone poems. Berglund, a former music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic, was renowned internationally as a master interpreter of Sibelius’s extraordinary music. In Gramophone’s words, he conducted it “with an unhurried, controlled inevitability that allows the music to unfold in its own time without any loss of tension or excitement”.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: I. Andante ma non troppo - Allegro energico  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: II. Andante ma non troppo lento  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo (Allegro - Lento ma non troppo - Tempo primo)  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: IV. Finale. Quasi una fantasia (Andante - Allegro molto - Andante ma non troppo)  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Allegretto  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
06 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Tempo andante ma rubato  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
07 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Vivacissimo  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
08 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
Disc 2 
01 Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52: I. Allegro moderato  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52: II. Andantino con moto quasi allegretto  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52: III. Moderato - Allegro ma non tanto  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63: I. Tempo molto moderato quasi adagio  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63: II. Allegro molto vivace  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63: III. Il tempo largo  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
07 Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63: IV. Allegro  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 3 
01 Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82: I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto  - Paavo Berglund 
02 Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82: II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto  - Paavo Berglund 
03 Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82: III. Allegro molto - Un pochettino largamente  - Paavo Berglund 
04 Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderato  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104: II. Allegretto moderato  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104: III. Poco vivace  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
07 Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104: IV. Allegro molto  - Paavo Berglund/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 4 
01 Symphony No. 7 in C Op. 105: Adagio -  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
02 Symphony No. 7 in C Op. 105: Un pochettino meno adagio -  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
03 Symphony No. 7 in C Op. 105: Poco rallentando al adagio  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
04 Symphony No. 7 in C Op. 105: Presto - Poco a poco rallentando al adagio  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
05 The Oceanides Op. 73  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
06 Finlandia Op. 26  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
07 Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112  - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Berglund 
08 Sibelius: Oma maa, Op. 92  - Paavo Berglund 
09 Sibelius: Tulen Synty, Op. 32  - Paavo Berglund 
Disc 5 
01 Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Op. 7: I. Introduction  - Paavo Berglund 
02 Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Op. 7: II. Kullervo's Youth  - Paavo Berglund 
03 Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Op. 7: III. Kullervo & his Sister  - Paavo Berglund 
04 Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo goes to Battle  - Paavo Berglund 
05 Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Op. 7: V. Kullervo's Death  - Paavo Berglund 


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