01. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act I Largo. En hornsignal i fj?rran
02. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act I Comodo. Tyst duvan, min prins kommer
03. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act I Adagio. En svan flyger f?rbi
04. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Lento assai. D? b?rjar harpan spela
05. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Adagio. D? drager en vit svan f?rbi
06. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Lento-Comodo-Lento-Allegro
07. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Andantino. Harpan tystnar ett ?gonblick och tar s? upp en ny melodi
08. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Andante. Annorst?des!
09. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Lento. Styvmodern
10. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act II Moderato. Guldmolnen bli rosenr?da
11. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act III Allegretto. Svanevit
12. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act III Largamente. Eld p? borgen
13. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act III Adagio. Nu spelar harpan
14. Swanwhite, JS 189, Act III Largamente molto. Alla b?ja kn? som om de tackade och lovade
15. The Lizard, Op. 8 Adagio
16. The Lizard, Op. 8 Grave
17. The Lonely Ski Trail, JS 77b
18. The Countess’s Portrait, JS 88 (Version with Narration)
So great was the effect of Sibelius’s incidental music for Maeterlinck’s play ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ that August Strindberg, whose wife had performed the role of Mélisande, agreed that he should write the music for his as-yet unperformed play Svanevit (Swanwhite). Composing for an orchestra of thirteen, he wrote in a style reminiscent of Grieg, and both play and music were very well received by critics and audiences alike.
The play ?dlan (The Lizard) inspired Sibelius with its dreamlike atmosphere, while Ett ensamt skidsp?r (A Lonely Ski Trail) and Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’ Portrait) show his skill in writing for drama on a miniature scale.
Leif Segerstam is a conductor, composer, violinist and pianist with a prominent international career. Since 2012 he has been Chief Conductor of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. From autumn 1997 to spring 2013 Leif Segerstam was Professor of Orchestra Conducting at the Sibelius Academy. He was awarded the 1999 Nordic Council Music Prize for his work “as a tireless champion of Scandinavian music” and the Swedish Cultural Foundation’s Prize for Music in 2003. In 2004 Leif Segerstam was awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music and in 2005 the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal. He has gained wide acclaim for his many recordings with different orchestras. While pursuing his conducting career, Segerstam has also produced an extensive oeuvre as a composer.