Discography

Enjoy the sound of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic on our latest CD releases. Our extraordinary programmes put together by Kristjan Järvi feature music from all of the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea and are part of the ‘Kristjan Järvi Sound Project’.

Tchaikovsky: ‘Sleeping Beauty. A Dramativ Symphony’
arranged by Kristjan Järvi (Sony Classical, 2020)
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, conductor

Kristjan Järvi transforms Tchaikovsky’s longest ballet score into an enchanting musical journey. Iconic scenes, fairytale characters and beloved dances are distilled in an absorbing new version of this most magical of Russian masterpieces.

Track listing:
Introduction [Track 1]

ACT I [Tracks 2 – 19]
Princess Aurora’s christening ceremony begins with a March, before six fairies enter bearing gifts. The bad fairy Carabosse arrives and curses Aurora to die on her 16th birthday from pricking her finger on a spindle. The good Lilac Fairy changes the curse to ensure that instead of dying, Aurora will fall into a 100-year sleep, at the end of which she will be awakened by a prince’s kiss. On Aurora’s 16th birthday the Garland Waltz precedes the introduction of four suitors, who together with Aurora perform the Rose Adagio. Aurora receives the gift of a spindle, and as predicted, pricks her finger and collapses. The Lilac Fairy casts a spell of sleep over the kingdom which will only be broken when Aurora awakens. A dense forest grows up around the palace.

ACT II [Tracks 20 – 34]
One hundred years later, at a hunting party Prince Desiré meets the Lilac Fairy who shows him a vision of the princess. He is taken to the hidden palace and kisses Aurora awake.

ACT III [Tracks 35 – 54]
The wedding party of the prince and Aurora. Among the guests are fairies and fairytale characters including Puss-in-Boots, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Aurora and Desiré perform a Pas de Deux, everybody dances in celebration, and in a final Apotheosis the Lilac Fairy blesses the happy union.

Sony Classical: 19439786612

 

Kristjan Järvi: Nordic Escapes (BMG – Modern Recordings, 2020)
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
London Symphony Orchestra
Nordic Pulse Ensemble

Nordic Escapes includes Aurora with Baltic Sea Philharmonic and violinist David Nebel, recorded in St. Petersburg on the orchestra’s 2019 ‘Nordic Pulse’ tour.

Track listing:
In Horizons
Nebula (David Nebel-Violin)
Põhjaneitsi / Nordic Maiden
Aurora (David Nebel-Violin)
Frozen Tears
Runic Prayer (Liisi Koikson-Vocals)
Kirbu Epiphany
Nebula (Robot Koch Remix)

Modern Records: 9897775

 

Igor Stravinsky, Philip Glass: Violin Concertos (Sony Classical, 2020)
David Nebel, violin
Kristjan Järvi, conductor
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
London Symphony Orchestra

Track listing:
Philip Glass: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra:
I. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
II.  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
III. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major:
I. Violin Concerto in D Major: Toccata
II. Violin Concerto in D Major: Aria I
III. Violin Concerto in D Major: Aria II
IV. Violin Concerto in D Major: Capriccio

Sony Classical: 9628809

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Wagner: The Ring. An Orchestral Adventure
arranged for orchestra by Henk de Vlieger (Sony Classical, 2016)
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, conductor

Track listing:
Vorspiel
Das Rheingold
Nibelheim
Walhall
Die Walküren
Feuerzauber
Waldweben
Siegfrieds Heldentat
Brünnhildes Erwachen
Siegfried and Brünnhilde
Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt
Siegfrieds Tod
Trauermusik
Brünnhildes Opfertat

Sony Classical: 88985360682

V5407 Baltic Sea Voyage Kopie
Baltic Sea Voyage (Naïve, 2015)
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, conductor

Track listing:
Carl Nielsen (Denmark) – Overture to Maskarade
Wilhelm Stenhammar (Sweden) – ‘Mellanspel’ from Sangen op.44
Edvard Grieg (Norway) – ‘At the Wedding’ from Peer Gynt op.23
Jean Sibelius (Finland) – Karelia Suite, II. Ballade
Gediminas Gelgotas (Lithuania) – Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean
Arvo Pärt (Estonia) – Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Imants Kalniņš (Latvia) – ‘Rock’ Symphony No.4, I. Allegretto
Wojciech Kilar (Poland) – Orawa
Igor Stravinsky (Russia) – ‘Sacrificial Dance’ from The Rite of Spring
Richard Wagner (Germany) / Arr. Henk de Flieger – ‘Brünhildes Opfertat’ from The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure

Naïve Classique: V5407