JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Belshazzar’s Feast - Incidental Music, JS48, Overture in E, JS145, Wedding March from Die Sprache der Vögel, JS62, Cortège, JS54, Menuetto, JS55, Processional, Op. 113/6.
Catalogue Number: 07R033
Description: If you neither bought these pieces on individual discs in BIS’ Sibelius series or if you didn’t shore up that sagging wall with the BIS Complete Sibelius Edition box-sets and you’re interested in the first two movements of a symphony never completed (Overture and Scène de ballet - 1891), a 21-minute, 11-movement batch of stage music almost as interesting as Sibelius’ more famous such works (Belshazzar - 1906) and some other shorter pieces from as early as 1894 (Menuetto - adapted from an earlier piano piece) and as late as 1938 (Processional - for a Masonic initiation ritual), then this is your Finnish ticket! Turku Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Segerstam.