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Sibelius: Complete Symphonies & Symphonic Poems / Sanderling, Berlin Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 02/07/2020 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 96113  
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt SanderlingVassili Sinaisky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony OrchestraMoscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brilliant Classics proudly presents the brand-new 5-album sets series: QUINTESSENCE, attractively priced compact box sets containing essential core classical repertoire in outstanding performances. Aimed at attracting both the discerning classical connoisseur and the classical newcomer it presents the pillars of classical music: Bach Famous Cantatas, Dvorák Complete Concertos and Symphonic Poems. Mozart Complete Wind Concertos and Serenades, Beethoven Complete Violin Sonatas and Cello Sonatas and Sibelius Complete Symphonies and Symphonic Poems. World class performers include Staatskapelle Dresden with Herbert Blomstedt, Netherlands Bach Collegium with Pieter Jan Leusink, Klára Würtz, Timora Rosler, Kristóf Read more Baráti, Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester with Kurt Sanderling and others. The fresh and colorful artwork is eye-catching while the booklet contains liner notes in English. A new series at an unbeatable price! The present release features Jean Sibelius’s complete symphonies and symphonic poems performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

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REVIEW:br>
Sanderling glories in detail. He can tend towards a steadiness that occasionally decays the pulse and thrust of the music. Often however his unglamorous approach brings out details that others gloss and chamfer. He is not afraid to allow these Northern flowers and trees to bloom at a natural pace. He is no stranger to drama but will not fabricate it unnaturally. Tension is exposed rather than created. This set is in many ways a most agreeable library staple and conductor, orchestra and recording all lend themselves to long-term listening rather than immediate emotional returns and short-term neon high-drama.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 39 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 09/1974 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 45 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 27 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/1977 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 36 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
Date of Recording: 12/1971 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 32 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 29 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 19 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 12/1971 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
Nightride and sunrise, Op. 55 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/1977 
Venue:  Studio Christuskirche, Berlin 
Length: 16 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vassili Sinaisky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893/1895; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1991 
12.
Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vassili Sinaisky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Finland 

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