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Sibelius: Symphonies 1-7, Finlandia, Etc / Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic

Berglund,Paavo
Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 563139  
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jorma HynninenEeva-Liisa Saarinen
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic OrchestraEstonian National Male ChoirHelsinki University Male Choir
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paavo Berglund (1929-2012) recorded the complete symphonies of his great compatriot Sibelius no fewer than three times. This set, central in every respect, was made in the 1980s with the Helsinki Philharmonic and includes the early Kullervo Symphony and several tone poems. Berglund, a former music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic, was renowned internationally as a master interpreter of Sibelius’s extraordinary music. In Gramophone’s words, he conducted it “with an unhurried, controlled inevitability that allows the music to unfold in its own time without any loss of tension or excitement.” Paavo Berglund (1929-2012) recorded the complete symphonies of his great compatriot Sibelius no fewer than three times. This set, central in every respect, was made in the 1980s with the Helsinki Philharmonic and includes the early Kullervo Symphony and several tone poems. Berglund, a former music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic, was renowned internationally as a master interpreter of Sibelius’s extraordinary music. In Gramophone’s words, he conducted it “with an unhurried, controlled inevitability that allows the music to unfold in its own time without any loss of tension or excitement.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Culture House, Helsinki, Finland 
Length: 36 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 12/1986 
Venue:  Culture House, Helsinki, Finland 
Length: 39 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Culture House, Helsinki, Finland 
Length: 28 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/1984 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Tooting, England 
Length: 34 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
6.
Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923; Finland 
7.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
8.
Oceanides, Op. 73 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
9.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
10.
Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Finland 
11.
Our Native Land, Op. 92 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Finland 
12.
Origin of Fire, Op. 32 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
13.
Kullervo, Op. 7 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Eeva-Liisa Saarinen (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Male Choir,  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra,  Helsinki University Male Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Finland 

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