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SIBELIUS RECORDINGS

 

This pages includes all reviews on Musicweb of The Complete Sibelius CDs and the Sibelius Edition boxsets as well as Sibelius-only collections.

 

Volume 13: Orchestral Songs
Serenade, The song of the cross spider, Come away death,
On a balcony by the sea, The diamond in the March snow,
The rapid-shooters bride, And I questioned them no further,
Sunrise, Arioso, Luonnotar, Little lass, Spring is flying
Mari-Anne Häggander, Jorma Hynninen
Gothenburg SO/Jorma Panula
CD270

Review by David Wright

Volume 30
Violin concerto (original and revised versions)
Leonidas Kavakos, Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD500

Review by Christopher Howell

Volume 35: Songs 2
Hymn to Thais, Five Christmas Songs, Eight Josephson Songs,
Sangen om korsspindeln (King Christian II)
Songs opp. 72 & 86, Sma flickorna
Monica Groop, Love Derwinger
CD657

Review by David Wright

Volume 37: Songs 3
Songs, opp. 13, 50 & 90, Skogsrået, En visa, Serenade,
Den judiska flickans sång (from Belshazzar’s Feast), Likhet, Tanken
Anne Sofie von Otter, Monica Groop, Bengt Forsberg
CD757

Review by Christopher Howell

Volume 45
Lemminkäinen Suite (w/original endings)
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1015

Review by Len Mullenger

Volume 48: Youth Production for Piano 1
Andante, Aubade in A flat, Au crépuscule (At Twilight)
Con moto, sempre una corda, Short Pieces
Scherzo and Trio, Yearning - The Mystery of the Sighs
Variations on an harmonic formula
Folke Gräsbeck
CD1067

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Finlandia, The Swan of Tuonela, Spring Song,
Alla Marcia from 'Karelia Suite', The Countess's Portrait,
Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, Valse Triste, Tapiola,
Pelleas and Melisande and The Tempest (excerpts)
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1125

Reviews by Gerald Fenech and John Phillips

Volume 50: Youth Production for Piano 2
Studies in Helsinki
Studies in Berlin under Becker, Fuchs and Goldmark
Waltzes, Short Pieces, Sonata movements
Fugue Expositions, Polkas, Suite 'Florestan'
Allegretto, Mazurka, Scherzo
Folke Gräsbeck
CD1202

Review by Christopher Fifield

En Saga, The Dryad, Dance-Intermezzo
Pohjola’s Daughter, Night Ride and Sunrise
The Bard, The Oceanides
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1225

Review by Tony Haywood

Volume 55
Snöfrid, Overture, Coronation Cantata
Rakastava, Oma Maa, Andante Festivo
Stina Ekblad, Jaakko Kuusisto, Ilkka Pälli
Jubilate Ch, Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1265

Review by Rob Barnett

Volume 59: Complete Piano Music 3
Menuettos, Waltz, Impromptus, Sonata, Allegrettos
Karelia Suite: Intermezzo, Ballade; The Wood-Nymph
Caprizzio, Lento, Caprice, Andantino, Allegro
March Triste, The Cavalier
Folke Gräsbeck
CD1272

Review by Michael Cookson

Volume 52: Complete Piano Trios 1
Piano Trios
Trio for 2 violins & piano
Various movements for piano trio
Jaakko Kuusisto, Satu Vänstä, Marko Ylönen Folke Gräsbeck
CD1282

Review by Terry Barfoot

Symphonies 1-7
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1286-88

Review by Rob Barnett

Volume 53: Complete Piano Trios 2
Piano Trios, Various movements for piano trio
Jaakko Kuusisto, Marko Ylönen Folke Gräsbeck
CD1292

Review by Patrick Waller

Volume 57
Song of the Earth, The Captive Queen
Two Chorales, Kantaati Tohtorin, Promotional Cantata
Scout March, Mann Virsi, Onward, Ye Peoples
Helena Juntunen, Juha Hostikka, Dominante Ch, Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1365

Review by John Phillips

Volume 57: String Quartets 1886-88
String quartet in A flat, 33 short pieces
M ovements for string quartet
Tempera Quartet
CD1376

Review by John Phillips

YL - The Voice of Sibelius
Tom Nyman, Tommi Hakala
YL Male Voice Choir/Matti Hyökki
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1433

Review by Göran Forsling

Volume 51: Rondo of the Waves
The Oceanides (two versions) Musik zu Einer Scène, Cortège
Fragments of a suite, Cassazione, Coronation March
Morceau Romantique, Porilaisten Marssi, Spring Song
Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1445

Review by Rob Barnett

String Quartets 1890-1922
CD1466

Review by Rob Barnett

Seriously Sibelius
CD1485

Review by Rob Barnett

The Legend of Jean Sibelius
CD1557-58

Review by Anne Ozorio

Volume 58: Spirit of Nature
Overture, Scène de ballet, Kullervon valitus
Serenade, I natten, Impromptu, Pan and Echo
Höstkvåll, Hertig Magnus, Luonnotar, Väinön virsi
Jyrki Korhonen, Tommi Hakala, Helena Juntunen
Dominante Ch, Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä
CD1565

Review by Rob Barnett

Fire on the island - choral works
CD1889

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

The Essential Sibelius
CD1697-1700

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 1: Tone Poems
CD1900-02

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 2: Chamber Music 1
CD1903-05

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 3: Voice & orchestra
CD1906-08

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 4: Piano Music I
CD1909-11

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 5: Theatre music
CD1912-14

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 6: Violin & Piano
CD1915-17

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 7: Songs
CD1918-20

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 8: Orchestral Works
CD1921-23

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 9: Chamber Music 2
CD1924-26

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 10: Piano Works 2
CD1927-29

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 11: Choral Works
CD1930-32

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 12: Symphonies
CD1933-35

Review by Rob Barnett

Box Set 13: Miscellaneous works
CD1936-38

Review by Rob Barnett

The Tempest - Overture & Suites
The Bard, Tapiola
SACD1945

Review by Rob Barnett

 

 

 

 



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