Sibelius: Orchestral Songs Marianne Beate Kielland

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Label: Lawo Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Marianne Beate Kielland

Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

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  • Viktor Rydberg (1828 - 1895), Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): 5 Songs, Op. 38:
  • 1Rydberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 38: No. 1. Höstkväll04:31
  • 2Rydberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 38: No. 2. På verandan vid havet03:06
  • 3Rydberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 38: No. 3. I natten04:06
  • Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804 - 1877), Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17:
  • 4Runeberg, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 1. Se'n har jag ej frågat mera (Orchestrated by Jean Sibelius)02:16
  • Karl August Tavaststjerna (1860 - 1898), Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17:
  • 5Tavaststjerna, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 2. Sov in! (Orchestrated by Ernest Pingoud)02:11
  • 6Tavaststjerna, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 3. Fågellek (Orchestrated by Ernest Pingoud)01:47
  • Oscar Levertin (1862 - 1906), Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17:
  • 7Levertin, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 5. En slända (Orchestrated by Jussi Jalas)04:38
  • Aukusti Valdemar Koskimies (1856 - 1929), Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17:
  • 8Koskimies, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 6. Illalle (Orchestrated by Jussi Jalas)01:21
  • Ilmari Kianto (1874 - 1970), Jean Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17:
  • 9Kianto, Sibelius: 7 Songs, Op. 17: No. 7. Lastu lainehilla (Orchestrated by Jussi Jalas)01:16
  • Ernst Josephson (1851 - 1906), Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36:
  • 10Josephson, Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 1. Svarta rosor (Orchestrated by Simon Parmet)02:01
  • Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36:
  • 11Runeberg, Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 2. Men min fågel märks dock icke (Orchestrated by Colin Matthews)02:17
  • Gustaf Fröding (1860 - 1911), Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36:
  • 12Fröding, Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 4. Säv, säv, susa (Orchestrated by Kim Borg)02:31
  • Josef Julius Wecksell (1838 - 1907), Jean Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36:
  • 13Wecksell, Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 5. Marssnön (Orchestrated by Jussi Jalas)01:29
  • 14Wecksell, Sibelius: 6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 6. Demanten på marssnön (Orchestrated by Jean Sibelius)01:55
  • Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37:
  • 15Runeberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 1. Den första kyssen (Orchestrated by Ivar Hellman)01:46
  • Tor Hedberg (1862 - 1932), Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37:
  • 16Hedberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 3. Soluppgång (Orchestrated by Jean Sibelius)02:06
  • Josef Julius Wecksell (1838 - 1907), Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37:
  • 17Wecksell, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 4. Var det en dröm (Orchestrated by Jussi Jalas)01:46
  • Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Jean Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37:
  • 18Runeberg, Sibelius: 5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 5. Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (Orchestrated by Ernest Pingoud)03:09
  • Total Runtime44:12

Info for Sibelius: Orchestral Songs

Mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland is famous for her strong stage presence and musical integrity. Gramophone Magazine writes about her: The mezzo-soprano is quite outstanding: strong, firm, sensitive in modulations, imaginative in her treatment of words, with a voice pure in quality, wide in range and unfalteringly true in intonation. Considered today one of Europes leading singers, she says of this new recording: "As my career has progressed, I have had the chance to make numerous recordings featuring a variety of repertoires, and I have always felt the desire to record the songs of Sibelius. A wonderful opportunity presented itself when the Norwegian Radio Orchestra with Chief Conductor Petr Popelka expressed its willingness to be part of such a recording. Virtually all Sibelius songs are written for voice and piano, but many of them seem as though made for orchestral sounds and instrumental subtlety. Therefore a number of his finest songs have fortunately been orchestrated, and it is these editions we have used for this recording. A few of the orchestrations were done by Sibelius himself, one by his contemporary, Simon Parmet (n Pergament), while several were orchestrated by his own son-in-law, conductor Jussi Jalas. This album presents orchestrated songs of Sibelius from four opus numbers: 17, 36, 37 and 38. (Marianne Beate Kielland)

Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Petr Popelka, conductor

Marianne Beate Kielland
has established herself as one of the foremost singers of Scandinavia, and is one of the few Norwegian singers to have received a Grammy nomination. The versatile mezzo soprano started her international career as an ensemble member of the Staatsoper Hannover, and since then she has been working frequently with leading orchestras and ensembles and enjoying a vast concert repertoire spanning from early 17th century works through to Classical, Romantic and the contemporary eras. ​

Highlights in 17/18 season include Mahler songs with Grand Rapids Symphony and New Jersey Philharmonic, Bach Christmas oratorio with Gulbenkian Orchestra, Mahler Symphony no. 8 with Danish Radio Orchestra and with BBC Philharmonic, Mendelssohn Elijah with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Beethoven 9th with Calgary Philharmonic.

Her recent symphonic and oratorio appearances include Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Oslo Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie and Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Mass in B minor with Gothenburg Symphony, Gli Angeli Genève and Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Christmas Oratorio with Tonkünstler Orchestra and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Bach Cantatas with Bachstiftung St. Gallen, Couperin's Leçons de ténèbres with The King's Consort, Handel's Messiah with Musica Vitae, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Haydn's Arianna a Naxos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester and Anima Eterna, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and at the Sydney Opera House, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 and Das Lied von der Erde with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Berio's Folksongs with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

She has also appeared with other major orchestras and ensembles including Wiener Symphoniker, Bergen Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Royal Flemish Orchestra, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Europa Galante, Les Talens Lyriques, RIAS Kammerchor, Anima Eterna, Le Concert des Nations, Collegium Vocale Gent and Bach Collegium Japan; and has worked with such distinguished conductors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Harry Christophers, Thomas Dausgaard, John Fiore, Philippe Herreweghe, Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Nicholas Kraemer, Andrew Manze, Marc Minkowski, Vasily Petrenko, Daniel Reuss, André de Ridder, Helmut Rilling, Christophe Rousset, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Federico Maria Sardelli, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Thomas Søndergård and Robin Ticciati.

Kielland is also in great demand for Baroque operatic roles including Merope in Vivaldi's Oracolo in Messenia (an extensive tour with Europa Galante), Messaggiera and Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Fernando in Attilio Ariosti’s La Fede nei tradimenti, Apollo in Handel's Terpsichore, Ercole in Caldara’s Il piu bel nome, Monteverdi's Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Aronne in Francesco Nicolò Fago’s Il Faraone Sommerso.

Kielland has made more than 50 CD recordings of oratorios, operas, cantatas and songs by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Caldara, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Mahler, Mussorgsky, Martin, Chausson, Korngold, von Suppé, Schönberg, Webern, Berg and Sigurd Islandsmoen. In 2012 she was nominated to a GRAMMY Award in the category Best Classical Vocal Solo for the album Veslemøy Synsk, which features works by composers Edvard Grieg and Olav Anton Thommesen. She performs regularly with pianist Nils Anders Mortensen and the duo has appeared in Norway, Germany Estonia, Russia and Finland. She has also appeared with pianists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Pascal Roge, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Lise de la Salle and Jos van Immerseel.

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