The Sibelius Edition Volume 12 - Symphonies

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The Sibelius Edition Volume 12 - Symphonies

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BIS

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BISCD1933/35
(BIS-CD-1933/35)

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5

Release date:

31st May 2011

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7318591933359

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5 hours 19 minutes

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The Sibelius Edition Volume 12 - Symphonies


Sibelius:

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

plus:

Fragments and Preliminary Versions

from Symphony No.1, including a complete version of the third movement ; from Symphony No.2 ; from Symphony No.3, including a complete version of the second movement ; from Symphony No.4, including a complete version of the second movement; from Symphony No.7

Jaakko Kuusisto


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June sees the release of the penultimate instalment of BIS’ Sibelius Edition, and here we return to a genre for which he is particularly celebrated, namely the symphonic.

The Seven Symphonies are undisputed treasures of 20th-century music which have fascinated great conductors and international audiences alike. They are here presented in performances by Osmo Vänskä, described in American Record Guide as ‘the Sibelius interpreter de nos jours’, and the eminent Lahti Symphony Orchestra, for whom he was principal conductor for 20 years.

The full symphonies are complemented by alternative versions and fragments which provide a fascinating background to the final versions. The most substantial of these is the original version of Symphony No.5, available only in this recording, which upon its original release in 1996 received a Gramophone Award for its technical qualities and was described as ‘one of the most important and above all interesting records to have appeared for many years’ by the same reviewer.

Also unique to this edition are the recordings of the remaining supplementary material, made under the supervision of the violinist and conductor Jaakko Kuusisto and released here for the first time.

Sibelius expert Andrew Barnett also guides us through this central chapter in Sibelius’ œuvre – an edition not to be missed !

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

I. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico

II. Andante (ma non troppo lento)

III. Scherzo: Allegro

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

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

I. Allegretto

II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato

III. Vivacissimo

IV. Finale: Allegro moderato

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto

III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63

I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio

II. Allegro molto vivace

III. Il tempo largo

IV. Allegro

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

I. Tempo tranquillo assai

II. Allegro commodo

III. Andante mosso

IV. Allegro commodo - Largamente molto

I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato

II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto

III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Allegretto moderato

III. Poco vivace

IV. Allegro molto

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 (Turku Sibelius Museum manuscript) (fragments)

I. Andante - Allegro: bars 1-40

II. Andante (ma non troppo lento): bars 1-56

III. Scherzo

IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia): 35 bars starting at W

IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia): final 54 bars (from 2 before U)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 (Turku Sibelius Museum manuscript) (fragments)

I. Allegretto moderato: bars 1-54

II. Molto largamente - Andante sostenuto: 62 bars starting at D

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52 (manuscript HUL 0232, HUL 0230) (fragments)

I. bars 1-32

I. bars 1-44

II. Andantino con moto

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63 (manuscript HUL 0304) (fragments)

II. Allegro molto vivace - Doppio piu lento

IV. Finale: bars 1-59

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 (manuscript HUL 0354, HUL 0353) (fragments)

First alternative ending, starting at Y

Second alternative ending, starting at Y

Gramophone Magazine

October 2011

“Taken together, this is a comprehensively original cycle, revealing without being controversial, direct in utterance yet precisely calculated. It is certainly, in my view, the finest survey of the past three decades...Splendid sound makes this indispensable for all devotees of Sibelius.”

The Arts Desk

9th July 2011

“Vänskä’s accounts of the published symphonies are regarded by many as definitive. He’s at his best in Sibelius’s sparer, sparser moments – the Fourth and Sixth are sleek and otherworldly, and the leaner Lahti sound makes the First and Second sound more radical and forward-looking. Nice artwork and informative notes too.”

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