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Kyung-Wha Chung - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970)

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Kyung-Wha Chung - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35;
Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970) Reissue 2001
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # UCCD-7007, 468 707-2 | Time: 01:06:25

This was Kyung-Wha Chung's first recording, made when she was 22, just after her sensational London debut in the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the same orchestra and conductor. It is splendid. Only a young, radiantly talented player could make these two tired warhorses sound so fresh and vital; only a consummately masterful one could sail through their daunting technical difficulties with such easy virtuosity and perfection. Her tone is flawlessly beautiful, varied in color and inflection; she puts her technical resources entirely at the service of the music, giving every note meaning and honestly felt expression without exaggeration or sentimentality. The Tchaikovsky has charm, humor, sparkle; the slow movement is dreamy, wistful, and unmuted but subdued and inward. The Sibelius is dark and bleak but full-blooded, passionate, and intense. The orchestra sounds and plays better in the Sibelius.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

Jean Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppänen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 244 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1260-2D | Time: 01:43:47

Year 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), often entitled 'Finland’s national composer'. The fourth album on Ondine by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is dedicated to the complete works for mixed choir by Jean Sibelius. The award-winning choir, one of the finest of its kind internationally, is conducted here by one of the leading Finnish choir directors, Heikki Seppänen, who has conducted a large number of professional choirs in Finland and abroad. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s releases on Ondine have been a critical success: the first release was given an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by the Gramophone Magazine and ‘Disc of the Year’ by the renowned German weekly Die Zeit.

Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)

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Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)

Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 78:45 | Scans included
Classical | Ondine | # ODE 913-2 | Recorded: 1997

Here is the first recording ever of the so-called Press Celebrations Music of 1899. Sibelius subsequently reworked and rescored the music later that same year in what became the first set of the Scenes historiques, Op. 25 and Finlandia, Op. 26, but here we have the first opportunity of hearing Sibelius’s original thoughts, as well as the Prelude, and the two movements that remained in manuscript. They are the second tableau, ‘The Finns are baptised’, and the fifth, ‘The Great Unrest’ or ‘Hostility’, referring to the so-called Great Northern War that followed the Russian capture of Viipuri in 1710 and the subsequent decline of Swedish power.

Christian Tetzlaff, Danish National SO, Thomas Dausgaard - Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Danish National SO, Thomas Dausgaard - Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

Jean Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 45534 2 4 | Time: 01:18:45

Christian Tetzlaff’s effortless virtuosity, purity of intonation, and slight emotional reticence perfectly suits Sibelius, making this the finest available collection of the Finnish composer’s music for violin and orchestra. In the concerto, Tetzlaff’s relative coolness makes the music sound more like Sibelius and less like a violin concerto, which is all to the good. That doesn’t mean he lacks anything in sheer technique: indeed, his first-movement cadenza impresses as one of the most impressively concentrated and musically satisfying on disc. Tetzlaff’s slow movement sings but avoids panting and heaving, while the finale realizes the music’s gentle melancholy as well as its more thrusting elements. He’s nicely accompanied by Thomas Dausgaard, whose gentle support perfectly suits the overall interpretation.

Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius: String Quartets (2016)

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Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius: String Quartets (2016)

Leipziger Streichquartett - Sibelius String Quartets (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 311 MB | 01:05:08
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

It may well be that it is not chamber music that immediately comes to mind when you think of Sibelius. That's fair enough but he certainly wrote pieces for chamber groupings. There are, for example some single movements for quartet composed when he was a young man. Then comes this A minor quartet of 1889 and there's at least one other apart from the B flat quartet known as Voces Intimae. There are also a few pieces for strings and piano like the Piano Trio of 1884.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # Alpha 574 | Recorded: 2019

After the resounding success of Volume 1 (Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, FFFF Télérama), the project to record the complete Sibelius symphonies continues with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, whose career as a conductor is entering top gear: he has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. At the turn of the twentieth century, as Finland struggled to free itself from Russian rule, Sibelius and his wife faced several domestic dramas, including the loss of one of their daughters, Kirsti, to typhoid fever.

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

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Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 72:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1338-5 | Recorded: 2018

A fresh new recording of Jean Sibelius early breakthrough work by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under its conductor Hannu Lintu. This recording with two male choirs, the Estonian National Male Choir and the Polytech Choir, brings up the full drama of this gigantic 70-minute work which during Sibelius lifetime was often referred to as a symphony. The work tells the story of Kullervo, a tragic hero drawn from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. While a student in Vienna, Sibelius started planning to write a large work that would crystallize the rising Finnish national feeling in music.

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)

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Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Finland Awakes: Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 321 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 183 MB | 01:11:48
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

As well known as the music itself is, the full background to Finlandia, the great symphonic poem composed by Finn Jean Sibelius, was unfamiliar to me until very recently. It turns out that Finlandia was originally part of a larger work that Sibelius composed in 1899 with the rather unartistic title "Press Celebrations Music". The seventh movement of that work, "Tableau 6, Suomi herää (Finland Awakes)", was later reworked into a stand-alone piece and became known as Finlandia, and this is how we have generally heard it performed since that time. It has become recognized as one of the most important national songs of Finland, but it is not the national anthem, that is Maamme ("Our Land").

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 71:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE13342 | Recorded: 2018

In this new concerto album one of the greatest violinists of our time, Christian Tetzlaff, performs two standard violin concertos in fresh new interpretations together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin directed by the orchestra’s exciting new music director, Robin Ticciati. Both Ludwig van Beethoven and Jean Sibelius made outstanding contributions to the history of music as great symphonists. Both composers also wrote a violin concerto – Beethoven wrote his D major concerto in 1806, Sibelius his D minor concerto a century later.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 22,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3892 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 91 min | 4,18 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated in an European city of cultural significance. In 2015 the EUROPAKONZERT takes place for the second time after 2004 in Athens, with Leonidas Kavakos joining the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Bach’s “Largo” from Sonato No. 3. The concert was a smash hit, stunning the audience on site in Athens.The soloist on this recording, Leonidas Kavakos won the ECHO Klassik Award in 2013 as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’.

David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015) [Re-Up]

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David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015) [Re-Up]

Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)
David Geringas (cello) & Ian Fountain (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Profil | # PH15005 | Time: 01:08:13

The Italian word malinconia was very commonly used in the nineteenth century as a title for melancholy pieces. Yet the idea of malinconia covered a myriad of romantic notions, so that simply translating it as "melancholy" does not do it justice. It subsumes many other emotional states as well - all kinds of dejection, gloom, unknown sadness, desperation, depression and even frustration. Each language has evolved its own terms, and interpretations of the word itself also differ from region to region. Malinconia in sunny Italy or Spain is quite different from melancholy in Norway and in Finland, where the winters are harsh and long. The Nordic variant is expressed here in various musical examples; words alone are anyway inadequate.

Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos (1988)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Swedish RSO; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 44548 | Time: 01:09:17

This sensational disc has served as a reference edition for both concertos since it was first issued back in the late 1980s. The Sibelius concerto is distinguished by the tension between Lin’s passionate and virtuosic account of the solo part and Salonen’s remarkable precision at the head of the orchestra. Listen, for example, to the remarkable rhythmic clarity at the opening of the finale, and to the way this serves to “float” Lin’s daredevil pyrotechnics up above. It’s just marvellous. The same holds true of the Nielsen–there is no finer account of this neglected concerto. It’s a rarity because in the finale Nielsen subordinates flash and dazzle to the work’s overall emotional arc, progressing from anger to contentment. That doesn’t mean the music isn’t excellent, or that Lin and Salonen’s performances aren’t gripping from first note to last. They tear into the opening movement with apt ferocity and find the necessary emotional resolution in the work’s amiable conclusion. The detailed, well-balanced sound ideally suits the interpretations. Essential.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 8: Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Liszt, Smetana (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.29 Gb | Total time: 03:55:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)

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Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Music (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 71:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics | PCL10220 | Recorded: 2015

Eero Heinonen has long been a champion of the composers neglected output for piano. With this recording he continues to make the case for music that does not easily give up its secrets but, in the right hands, sings with Sibeliuss unique voice. Sibelius was not himself an accomplished pianist, but he wrote for the instrument at which he composed throughout his career, and maintained that, while often overlooked, its time would come. In recent years his prophecy has come true, especially with the Op.75 suite of five pieces which he composed in 1914 and titled The Trees.