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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam
The four Legends first began to surface in Sibelius's mind in 1893, at the same time as he was working on his Kalevala opera, The Building ofthe Boat, the prelude to which became The swanof Tuonela.... — More…
Victoria Mullova (violin)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari
This is an ideal coupling of Sibelius symphonies, played with a palpable feel for the idiom by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra...there is an urgency to the playing, allied to a sense of the characteristic... — More…
Monica Groop (mezzo), Peter Mattei (baritone)
London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
The mature Davis has a way with the music’s architecture like few other conductors. The pace of the expansive Second and Fifth Symphonies is masterful. Combined with the innate warmth and pretty... — More…
David Nolan (violin), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano), Tasmin Little (violin), Diana Cummings (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Vernon Handley
A survey of the music of Jean Sibelius
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Marko Ylönen (cello), Dong-Suk Kang (violin), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano) & Raimo Laukka (baritone), Tommi Hakala (baritone), Stina Ekblad (narrator), Helena Juntunen (soprano), Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano) & Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Anne Sofie von Otter...