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Christian Tetzlaff, Danish National SO, Thomas Dausgaard - Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Danish National SO, Thomas Dausgaard - Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 45534 2 4 | Time: 01:18:45

Christian Tetzlaff’s effortless virtuosity, purity of intonation, and slight emotional reticence perfectly suits Sibelius, making this the finest available collection of the Finnish composer’s music for violin and orchestra. In the concerto, Tetzlaff’s relative coolness makes the music sound more like Sibelius and less like a violin concerto, which is all to the good. That doesn’t mean he lacks anything in sheer technique: indeed, his first-movement cadenza impresses as one of the most impressively concentrated and musically satisfying on disc. Tetzlaff’s slow movement sings but avoids panting and heaving, while the finale realizes the music’s gentle melancholy as well as its more thrusting elements. He’s nicely accompanied by Thomas Dausgaard, whose gentle support perfectly suits the overall interpretation.

Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius: String Quartets (2016)

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Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius: String Quartets (2016)

Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius String Quartets (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 311 MB | 01:05:08
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

It may well be that it is not chamber music that immediately comes to mind when you think of Sibelius. That's fair enough but he certainly wrote pieces for chamber groupings. There are, for example some single movements for quartet composed when he was a young man. Then comes this A minor quartet of 1889 and there's at least one other apart from the B flat quartet known as Voces Intimae. There are also a few pieces for strings and piano like the Piano Trio of 1884.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # Alpha 574 | Recorded: 2019

After the resounding success of Volume 1 (Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, FFFF Télérama), the project to record the complete Sibelius symphonies continues with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, whose career as a conductor is entering top gear: he has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. At the turn of the twentieth century, as Finland struggled to free itself from Russian rule, Sibelius and his wife faced several domestic dramas, including the loss of one of their daughters, Kirsti, to typhoid fever.

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

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Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 72:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1338-5 | Recorded: 2018

A fresh new recording of Jean Sibelius early breakthrough work by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under its conductor Hannu Lintu. This recording with two male choirs, the Estonian National Male Choir and the Polytech Choir, brings up the full drama of this gigantic 70-minute work which during Sibelius lifetime was often referred to as a symphony. The work tells the story of Kullervo, a tragic hero drawn from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. While a student in Vienna, Sibelius started planning to write a large work that would crystallize the rising Finnish national feeling in music.

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)

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Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 321 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 183 MB | 01:11:48
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

As well known as the music itself is, the full background to Finlandia, the great symphonic poem composed by Finn Jean Sibelius, was unfamiliar to me until very recently. It turns out that Finlandia was originally part of a larger work that Sibelius composed in 1899 with the rather unartistic title "Press Celebrations Music". The seventh movement of that work, "Tableau 6, Suomi herää (Finland Awakes)", was later reworked into a stand-alone piece and became known as Finlandia, and this is how we have generally heard it performed since that time. It has become recognized as one of the most important national songs of Finland, but it is not the national anthem, that is Maamme ("Our Land").

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 71:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE13342 | Recorded: 2018

In this new concerto album one of the greatest violinists of our time, Christian Tetzlaff, performs two standard violin concertos in fresh new interpretations together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin directed by the orchestra’s exciting new music director, Robin Ticciati. Both Ludwig van Beethoven and Jean Sibelius made outstanding contributions to the history of music as great symphonists. Both composers also wrote a violin concerto – Beethoven wrote his D major concerto in 1806, Sibelius his D minor concerto a century later.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 22,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3892 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 91 min | 4,18 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated in an European city of cultural significance. In 2015 the EUROPAKONZERT takes place for the second time after 2004 in Athens, with Leonidas Kavakos joining the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Bach’s “Largo” from Sonato No. 3. The concert was a smash hit, stunning the audience on site in Athens.The soloist on this recording, Leonidas Kavakos won the ECHO Klassik Award in 2013 as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’.

David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015) [Re-Up]

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David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015) [Re-Up]

Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)
David Geringas (cello) & Ian Fountain (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Profil | # PH15005 | Time: 01:08:13

The Italian word malinconia was very commonly used in the nineteenth century as a title for melancholy pieces. Yet the idea of malinconia covered a myriad of romantic notions, so that simply translating it as "melancholy" does not do it justice. It subsumes many other emotional states as well - all kinds of dejection, gloom, unknown sadness, desperation, depression and even frustration. Each language has evolved its own terms, and interpretations of the word itself also differ from region to region. Malinconia in sunny Italy or Spain is quite different from melancholy in Norway and in Finland, where the winters are harsh and long. The Nordic variant is expressed here in various musical examples; words alone are anyway inadequate.

Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos (1988)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Swedish RSO; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 44548 | Time: 01:09:17

This sensational disc has served as a reference edition for both concertos since it was first issued back in the late 1980s. The Sibelius concerto is distinguished by the tension between Lin’s passionate and virtuosic account of the solo part and Salonen’s remarkable precision at the head of the orchestra. Listen, for example, to the remarkable rhythmic clarity at the opening of the finale, and to the way this serves to “float” Lin’s daredevil pyrotechnics up above. It’s just marvellous. The same holds true of the Nielsen–there is no finer account of this neglected concerto. It’s a rarity because in the finale Nielsen subordinates flash and dazzle to the work’s overall emotional arc, progressing from anger to contentment. That doesn’t mean the music isn’t excellent, or that Lin and Salonen’s performances aren’t gripping from first note to last. They tear into the opening movement with apt ferocity and find the necessary emotional resolution in the work’s amiable conclusion. The detailed, well-balanced sound ideally suits the interpretations. Essential.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.29 Gb | Total time: 03:55:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)

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Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 71:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics | PCL10220 | Recorded: 2015

Eero Heinonen has long been a champion of the composers neglected output for piano. With this recording he continues to make the case for music that does not easily give up its secrets but, in the right hands, sings with Sibeliuss unique voice. Sibelius was not himself an accomplished pianist, but he wrote for the instrument at which he composed throughout his career, and maintained that, while often overlooked, its time would come. In recent years his prophecy has come true, especially with the Op.75 suite of five pieces which he composed in 1914 and titled The Trees.

Arttu Kataja, Pauliina Tukiainen - Serious Songs: Sibelius, Brahms, Schumann, Kuula (2020)

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Arttu Kataja, Pauliina Tukiainen - Serious Songs: Sibelius, Brahms, Schumann, Kuula (2020)

Arttu Kataja, Pauliina Tukiainen - Serious Songs: Sibelius, Brahms, Schumann, Kuula (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 76:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | ABCD 456 | Recorded: 2019

Finnish baritone Arttu Kataja fell in love with Lied music in his first singing lessons at the age of 16 but the idea of his own Lied record was born only after he had worked as a professional for years. The collaboration with pianist Pauliina Tukiainen had already begun years earlier, and the joint record project also felt natural. Both artists have roots and identity in Finland, but both have grown up in the profession and worked in Germany for years. In addition, both Kataja and Tukiainen share a passionate and uncom-promising attitude towards Lied music. In recent years, the couple has given concerts not only in Central Europe but also in Helsinki, where their interpretation of Schubert's Winterreis was a critical success. They will start the 2020/2021 season with a Lied concert at the Berlin State Opera.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Invitation to Dance (2017/2001)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Invitation to Dance (2017/2001)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Invitation to Dance (2017/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.10 Gb (DVD9) | 97 min
Classical | EuroArts

Invitation to the Dance is the 2001 New Year's Eve Gala Concert with the Berlin Philharmonic. The annual concert is famous for having a varied program from year to year, and in 2001 conductor Daniel Barenboim treated the world to a fantastic program of musical "dance." From Bach to Sibelius, from classical to samba, this concert has it all! The BPO and Barenboim go all out for this one, and experiencing the DVD is the next best thing to being there!

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

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Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 73:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion ‎| CDA68248 | Recorded: 2018

Kullervo represents not only the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms. It is little wonder that the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. This recording from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an unmissable acquisition for anyone who knows only the numbered symphonies.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015) [Re-Up]

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015) [Re-Up]

Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573340 | Time: 01:12:47

Rarely performed but recognized as a hidden masterpiece, Sibelius's score for Jedermann is unusual in that the music closely follows the words and action of this morality play, intensifying Everyman's hubris, penance, escape from the Devil's clutches and ultimate salvation.The Two Serious Melodies reflect Sibelius' dark mood during the difficult years of World War I, while In memoriam resonates with his preoccupation with death in 1909 following a life-saving throat operation, and was performed at his own funeral in 1957. This is the fourth of a six volume set that explores Jean Sibelius's orchestral works beyond the higher profile symphonies, violin concerto and tone poems.Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam is an acclaimed Sibelius interpreter, having been awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music in 2004; and in 2005 the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal.