Sibelius: Great Performances

Release Date: 9/11/2015
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002376002
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Number of Discs: 11

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Featuring some of the most legendary Sibelius recordings from the vaults of Decca’s Mono & early Stereo catalog, this 11-CD set includes Jansen’s Karelia Suite, the Violin Concerto in D minor with Ricci & Fjeldstad, Eduard van Beinum’s Tapiola and Finlandia, Songs with Birgit Nilsson and Bertil Bokstedt, as well as Anthony Collins’ complete Sibelius cycle – one of the first collections of the symphonies performed by one orchestra and conductor.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; Finland
2. Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1907 ; Finland
3. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Finland
4. Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
5. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
6. Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1923 ; Finland
7. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1924 ; Finland
8. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Thomas Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
9. Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Finland
10. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
11. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
12. En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892/1902 ; Finland
13. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jan Damen (Violin)
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Finland
14. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Thomas Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893/1895 ; Finland
15. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Erik Tuxen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
16. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Erik Tuxen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
17. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
18. Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1923 ; Finland
19. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1924 ; Finland
20. Pohjola's daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Finland
21. Nightride and sunrise, Op. 55 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1907 ; Finland
22. Karelia Overture, Op. 10 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
23. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 9, Death of Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
24. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 8, Intermezzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
25. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 7, At the spinning wheel by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
26. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 6, Pastorale by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
27. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 2, Mélisande by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
28. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
29. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
30. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1897 ; Finland
31. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
32. Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Finland
33. Scènes historiques no 1, Op. 25: no 3, Festivo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
34. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Finland
35. Twelfth Night, Op. 60: no 1, Come away, death by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Finland
36. Songs (7), Op. 17: no 6, To evening by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
37. Songs (7), Op. 17: no 1, And I questioned them no further by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Finland
38. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 6, The diamond on the March snow by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
39. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
40. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 2, But my bird by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
41. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 1, Black roses by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
42. Songs (5), Op. 38: no 2, on a balcony by the sea by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Finland
43. Songs (5), Op. 38: no 1, Autumn evening by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Finland
44. Songs (5), Op. 37: no 5, Maiden's tryst by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Finland
45. Songs (5), Op. 37: no 4, Was it a dream? by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Finland
46. Songs (5), Op. 37: no 1, First kiss by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
47. Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13: no 4, Spring is flying by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Finland
48. Arioso, Op. 3 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Finland
49. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
50. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
51. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Finland
52. Songs (5), Op. 37: no 4, Was it a dream? by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Finland
53. Songs (5), Op. 37: no 5, Maiden's tryst by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Finland
54. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 1, Black roses by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
55. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
56. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 6, The diamond on the March snow by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
57. Songs (5), Op. 38: no 1, Autumn evening by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Finland
58. Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13: no 4, Spring is flying by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Finland
59. King Christian II, Op. 27: no 2, Elegie by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
60. King Christian II, Op. 27: no 3, Musette by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
61. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 8, Entr'acte by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
62. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
63. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
64. King Christian II, Op. 27: no 2, Elegie by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
65. King Christian II, Op. 27: no 3, Musette by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Finland
66. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46: no 8, Entr'acte by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Finland
67. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
68. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Proms Orchestra
Period: Romantic
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