WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

The Sound Of Sibelius

Sibelius / Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Vanska
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1645   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Ilkka Palli
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

This title is currently unavailable.



Notes and Editorial Reviews

Regularly described by reviewers as 'the pre-eminent Sibelius interpreters of our day' (American Record Guide) and 'the Sibelius orchestra and conductor of the moment' (International Record Review), Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra have become synonymous with idiomatic, pioneering and authoritative interpretations of the music of Jean Sibelius. In fact the team's very first Sibelius recording, in 1991, caused a sensation: juxtaposing the final version of the composer's famous violin concerto with the original version - never before recorded - made for a disc that was of eminent interest to the world of classical music, as witness the Gramophone Award that it received upon its release. But the recording, with soloist Read more Leonidas Kavakos, was also praised for its artistic quality, and is still, almost twenty years later, considered a classic account of the work. The Lahti / Vänskä team went on to record the well-known Sibelius works - the seven symphonies, the tone poems, Kullervo - as well as a large amount of music that had hitherto been all but ignored. The fruits of their long involvement with the composer now form the orchestral back-bone of the ongoing Sibelius Edition on BIS, and have been of great interest to Sibelius specialists and music-lovers alike. The present programme unashamedly glories in some of the composer's most popular pieces, all in the versions familiar to concert audiences around the world. Recorded in 5.0 surround sound during sessions in 2006 and 2007, the performances constitute a sonic spectacular - and some of the last Sibelius recordings by a legendary team. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 13 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Wood nymph, Op. 15 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Ilkka Palli (Cello)
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 21 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Lemminkšinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4. Lemminkšinen Suite, Op. 22: no 4, Lemminkšinens return by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1897; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5. Spring Song, Op. 16 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7. Kuolema: Scene with Cranes, Op. 44 no 2 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1906; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Všnskš
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/2006/05/2007 
Venue:  Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook