JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
   
 Suite from 'Pelleas et Melisande', Op. 46 (1904-05) 28:50  
  Incidental music to the play by Maurice Meaterlinck (1862-1949)  
1 I At the castle gate. Grave e largamente 3:36
2 II Mélisande. Andantino con moto 4:24
  Dadi Kolbeinsson cor anglais  
3 IIA At the seashore. Adagio 2:16
4 III A spring in the park. Comodo 2:18
5 IV The three blind sisters. Tranquillo 2:34
6 V Pastorale. Andantino pastorale 1:58
7 VI Mélisande and the spinning-wheel. Con moto 2:02
8 VII Entr'acte. Allegro 2:52
9 VIII The death of Mélisande. Andante 6:31
 Suite (excerpts) from 'Swanwhite', Op. 54 (1908-09) 19:01  
  Incidental music to the play Svanevit by August Strindberg (1849-1912)  
10 II The harp. Largo 4:05
  Monika Abendroth harp  
11 III The maidens with the roses. Lento assai 3:10
12 V The Prince alone. Andante sostenuto 4:28
13 VI Swanwhite and the Prince. Allegretto 3:43
14 VII Song of praise. Largo 3:24
  premiere recording*  
 Suite from 'King Christian II', Op. 27 (1898) 31:35  
  Incidental music to the play Kung Kristian II by Adolf Paul (1863-1943)  
15 I Nocturne. Molto moderato 7:26
16 II(A) Elegie. Andante sostenuto 5:16
17 II(B) Musette. Allegretto 2:15
18 III Menuetto. Non troppo lento* 2:01
19 IV The Fool's Song. Moderato 4:12
  Sauli Tiilikainin baritone  
20 V Serenade. Moderato assai (Quasi menuetto) 4:55
21 VI Ballade. Allegro - Poco largamente - Vivace - Stretto - 5:14
  Presto  
  TT 79:38      
 Petri Sakari
  6-9 October 1992