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In the Stream of Life: Songs by Sibelius

Gerald Finley, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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1.1
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
13:49
In the Stream of Life (arr. by E. Rautavaara)  
1.2
No. 1. Die stille Stadt (The Quiet Town), Op. 50, No. 5
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:50
1.3
No. 2. Jägargossen (The Young Sportsman), Op. 13, No. 7
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:53
1.4
No. 3. Hjärtats morgon (The Heart's Morning), Op. 13, No. 3
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:31
1.5
No. 4. Älven och snigeln (The River and the Snail), Op. 57, No. 1
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:53
1.6
No. 5. Näcken (The Elf King), Op. 57, No. 8
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:59
1.7
No. 6. Jag är ett träd (The Tree), Op. 57, No. 5
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:57
1.8
No. 7. Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op. 36, No. 1
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:02
1.9
Koskenlaskijan morsiamet (The Rapid-Rider's Brides), Op. 33 (version for Voice and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
9:44
1.10
Romance in C Major, Op. 42
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
5:17
1.11
Hymn to Thaïs, the Unforgettable, JS 97 (arr. by J. Jalas for Voice and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Jussi Jalas; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:07
6 Songs, Op. 36  
1.12
No. 6. Demanten på marssnön (The Diamond on the March Snow) (arr. by I. Hellman for Voice and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Ivar Hellman; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:25
8 Songs, Op. 57  
1.13
No. 6. Hertig Magnus (Baron Magnus) (arr. by P. Helasvuo for Voice and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Pekka Helasvuo; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
3:41
1.14
The Oceanides, Op. 73
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
10:03
5 Songs, Op. 38  
1.15
No. 2. På verandan vid havet (On a balcony by the sea)
Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
3:29
1.16
No. 3. I natten (In the Night)
Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
5:05
Twelfth Night, Op. 60  
1.17
No. 1. Kom nu hit, död (Come Away, Death) (version for Voice and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Gerald Finley; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:40
Juno Award Nomination – Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, 2018 "Four Stars ... Finley sings them all with his usual finesse and careful shading, reserving his full power for the few genuinely climactic moments ... the subtle, respectful orchestrations wrap around his voice like a glove ... Gardner and his orchestra include very fine performances of three orchestral works." - The Guardian The exceptional collaboration and friendship between the late Einojuhani Rautavaara and internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Gerald Finley culminates with this unique album of orchestral songs by Sibelius. Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic offer orchestrations, by Sibelius and others, of songs which Sibelius originally wrote for voice and piano. The title work is a word premiere recording consisting of seven songs orchestrated by Rautavaara. Throughout, the poetry perfectly reflects the instinctively felt relation between Finnish nature and Sibelius’s music. "... became a very personal project when the sessions took place only a few weeks after (Rautavaara’s) death, in the same week as his funeral ... I am so thankful that a final addition was made possible when in the last months of his life (Rautavaara) agreed to orchestrate Hjärtats morgon and include it in the group." - Gerald Finley
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway, March 7, 2014 (In the Stream of Life excluding Hjärtats morgon) and August 23 - 25, 2016 (all other works) Producer: Brian Pidgeon Engineer: Ralph Couzens Assistant engineer: Gunnar Herleif Nilsen

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