Jean Sibelius wrote that “there are none who have gone deeper and given [my symphonies] more feeling and beauty than Robert Kajanus”. The nobility and affection in this première recording of the First Symphony makes it uniquely cherished amongst Sibelius aficionados. Pohjola’s Daughter is a supreme masterpiece, filled with brooding atmosphere and tension, and Tapiola is a graphic evocation of destructive climate and landscape. This is the first of three volumes containing Robert Kajanus’s complete Sibelius recordings.
Mark Obert-Thorn, producer and audio restoration engineer
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: Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Tapiola, Op. 112
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