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Tue 26 Sep, 2017:
Sibelius: Piano Works, Volume 2

The great Wilhelm Kempff was an admirer of Sibelius's agreeably pithy Sonatinas, Op 67, with their crisp textures and invigorating part writing....

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Wed 09 Aug, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden); Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op 56 (Voces intimae)

Death, or the foreboding of it, infuses this pairing of Schubert and Sibelius quartets, to make you wonder why they have never been recorded together...

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Mon 10 Jul, 2017:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 1 in E minor, Op 39; No 6, Op 104

The second volume in Thomas Søndergård's Sibelius cycle for Linn with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales brings further compelling evidence of this...

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Tue 21 Feb, 2017:
Englund: Violin Concerto; Klami: Violin Concerto

Both violin concertos play for 28 minutes, and – following fellow-Finn Sibelius’s example – they are real discoveries. That by Einar Englund...

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Thu 16 Feb, 2017:
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life – Orchestral Songs (orch Rautavaara); Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49; Romance in C major, Op 42; The Oceanides, Op 73

This disc presents the premiere recording of In the Stream of Life, a collection of Sibelius songs orchestrated by Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2013-14....

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Wed 11 Jan, 2017:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 3 in C major, Op 52; No 6 in D minor, Op 104; No 7 in C major, Op 105

Osmo Vänskä completes his second survey of Sibelius's numbered symphonies for BIS (a new Kullervo is also in the offing, I gather) with this...

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Tue 10 Jan, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47

The catalogue isn’t short of recordings of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, but these gripping performances can take their place...

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Fri 20 May, 2016:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Suite, Op 117; Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82; Raymonda, Op 57 (Grand Adagio)

The Sibelius concerto has served violinists well in their debut recordings: think Viktoria Mullova, Leila Josefowicz (Philips) and Angèle Dubeau...

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Mon 09 May, 2016:
Atterberg: Symphony No 3 in D major, Op 10 (Västkustbilder); Three Nocturnes, Op 35bis; Vittorioso, Op 58

The Third Symphony is one of Kurt Atterberg’s most popular works. As its title, ‘West Coast Pictures’, suggests, the symphony is a series of...

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Tue 26 Apr, 2016:
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor; Respighi: Violin Sonata in B minor; Sibelius: Berceuse, Op 79 No 6

At one level, this disc of violin sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi (not to mention the little encore work by Sibelius) gives us some idea about...

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Fri 22 Apr, 2016:
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7

Back in the early 1970s, Okko Kamu recorded a number of works by Sibelius for Deutsche Grammophon, including a memorably idiomatic version of the...

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Fri 15 Jan, 2016:
Enescu: Symphony No 4 in E minor; Chamber Symphony, Op 33; Nuages d'Automne sur les Forêts

Volker Tarnow’s perceptive notes suggest that Enescu had an impact upon the symphony to match Sibelius, whether as an orchestrator of individuality...

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Tue 29 Dec, 2015:
Larsson: Symphony No 2, Op 17; Variations for Orchestra, Op 50; Barococo: Suite for Orchestra, Op 64

Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-86) wrote his Symphony No 2 in 1937. The twin peaks of Scandinavian music – Nielsen and (especially)...

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Thu 29 Oct, 2015:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Two Serenades, Op 69

Nielsen's classically influenced 1911 Violin Concerto may be of interest here, and it is certainly worth getting to know. Nielsen did not entirely...

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