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Sibelius: The Symphonies, Etc / Vladimir Ashkenazy, Et Al


Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000121902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris BelkinElisabeth Söderström
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraBoston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1984 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 39 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 32 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 46 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
5.
Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1985 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923; Finland 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 31 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1981 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: 04/1978 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 34 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
13.
Pieces (2) for Violin/Cello and Orchestra, Op. 77: no 1, Laetare anima mea by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1978 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14.
Pieces (2) for Violin/Cello and Orchestra, Op. 77: no 2, Devotion by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1978 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
15.
Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69: no 1 in D major by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1913; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
16.
Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69: no 2 in G minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1913; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
17.
Reed, reed, rustle, JS 42 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
18.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
19.
Luonnotar, Op. 70 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1910; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 2. Andante (ma non troppo lento)
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 4. Finale (Quasi una fantasia)
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63: 1. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63: 2. Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63: 3. Il tempo largo
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 1. Allegretto - Poco allegro - Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo al allegro
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 2. Tempo andante, ma rubato - Andante sostenuto
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 3. Vivacissimo - Lento e suave - Largamente
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Finlandia, Op.26
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 1. Intermezzo (Moderato)
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 2. Ballade (Tempo di menuetto)
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)

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