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Content
Jean Sibelius
The Complete Symphonies
Violin Concerto
Finlandia

Artists

Genres
Orchestral

Series
Compilations

Features
Boxed set of 4 CDs; booklet with extensive liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
November 2005

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1075-2Q

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195107522

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Track listing

CD 1
68:31
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
38:14
1
I. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
11:13

2
II. Andante (ma non troppo lento)
9:22

3
III. Scherzo. Allegro
5:17

4
IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia). Andante - Allegro molto
12:21


5
Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
21:04

6
Finlandia, Op. 26/7 (1899)
8:53

CD 2
76:08
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
45:45
1
I. Allegretto
10:39

2
II. Tempo andante, ma rubato
15:03

3
III. Vivacissimo
6:23

4
IV. Finale. Allegro moderato
14:13


Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
30:12
5
I. Allegro molto moderato
9:27

6
II. Allegretto moderato
6:08

7
III. Poco vivace
3:57

8
IV. Allegro molto
10:39


CD 3
63:57
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
29:57
1
I. Allegro moderato
10:39

2
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
10:15

3
III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
9:03


Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
33:49
4
I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato (ma poco a poco stretto)
14:33

5
II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
9:25

6
III. Allegro molto
9:51


CD 4
71:33
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
37:50
1
I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
11:!3

2
II. Allegro molto vivace
4:54

3
III. Il tempo largo
11:25

4
IV. Allegro
10:17


Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (1905)
33:33
5
I. Allegro moderato
18:27

6
II. Adagio di molto
9:12

7
III. Allegro, ma non tanto
7:45


Press review

This is a major Sibelius event in superbly clear, rich recorded sound. (...) It's as fine a Sibelius cycle as any available. (...) These are wonderful interpretations.
David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com, December 2006

Complete description

This 4-CD box contains reference recordings of the complete Sibelius symphonies, coupled with the hugely popular Vioin Concerto and the famous orchestral piece Finlandia. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, which played Sibelius's music under the composer's baton, and chief conductor Leif Segerstam have unrivaled credentials in the performance of Sibelius's music.

Starring in the concerto is young violinist Pekka Kuusisto ("may be the best thing to happen to classical music" - The Guardian, 16 January 2007), who recorded the famous work shortly after winning the Sibelius competition in 1995. This recording, originally relesead on Pekka Kuusisto's acclaimed first disc on Ondine, won The Music Industries Association's 'Annual Award for Excellence' in 1996 and became an international bestseller (ODE 878-2).

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