Jean Sibelius

Spring with Sibelius

(Digital album)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Sibelius Quartet
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, conductor
Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Karita Mattila, soprano


Digital Only

March 2023

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1415-2


Track listing

Digital Only 1:40:10
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
1 Kevätlaulu (Spring Song), Op. 16 8:56
2 Nocturne (from King Christian II, Op. 27) 7:24
3 Intermezzo (from Karelia Suite, Op. 11) 4:20
4 Evening in Spring (from Suite for Violin and Strings) 4:23
String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae"
5 II. Vivace 2:15
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
6 I. Allegro moderato 10:39
Suite in A major for string trio
7 I. Prelude: Vivace 2:17
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
8 III. Scherzo: Allegro 5:17
9 Karelia Overture, Op. 10 7:04
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (1905)
10 III. Allegro, ma non tanto 7:45
11 Demanten på marssön (The diamond on the March snow), Op. 36/6 2:21
12 Våren flyktar hastigt (Spring is flying), Op. 13/4 1:35
13 Presto 4:41
String Quartet in A minor (original version)
14 III. Vivace 5:53
15 A Spring in the Park (from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46) 1:55
16 Dance of the Nymphs (from Tempest Suite No. 2, Op. 109) 1:52
17 Maj, Op. 57/4 2:40
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
18 III. Moderato - Allegro 9:03
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
19 III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai 9:50

Complete description

“The four seasons of the year form the richest part of my life. It is breathtaking to follow their alternation.” (Jean Sibelius).


The surrounding nature was an integral source of inspiration for Finland’s ‘national composer’ Jean Sibelius. The element of nature is very much present in all of his musical compositions. In his youth, the composer would grab his fiddle and improvise for many hours in the forests near to his home. Sibelius claimed that he could also see music in colours. He collected grass from the forest into a matchbox so that he could feel the forest and its fragrance whenever he wished. Later in his life Sibelius travelled extensively but always returned back to his home, Ainola, where he could feel himself close to the nature. Year after year, following the long and harsh winter months, the composer felt himself reborn at the awakening of nature during the Nordic Spring. This digital album release contains over 100 minutes of Sibelius’ music with a special focus on his Spring-themed compositions.