Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 - 20 September 1957) is Finland's national composer. He is also internationally the most recognized composers from the period around 1900, and he is part of Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Bedřich Smetana (Czech Republic) to national romantics. Sibelius was born when Finland was Russian. His music...
Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 - 20 September 1957) is Finland's national composer. He is also internationally the most recognized composers from the period around 1900, and he is part of Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Bedřich Smetana (Czech Republic) to national romantics. Sibelius was born when Finland was Russian. His music has played an important role in the formation of a Finnish national identity. Finland's major music conservatory, Sibelius Academy, one of the largest in Europe was in 1939 named after Sibelius, who had received his education there.
He is best known for the violin concerto, the seven symphonies, and his tone poems.
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50 Best Classics. 3 CD. EMI. 4575172
A Double bass Collection. Jorma Katrama, 3 CD. Finlandia
Anne Gjevang in Recital. (Contra Alto) Grieg, de Falla, Wolf, Liszt, Sibelius. Einar Steen Nøkleberg (piano). 1 CD. Norsk Victoria
Barbara Hendricks Nordic Songs. Grieg, Sibelius, Rangström, Nielsen. Roland Pontinen (piano). 1 CD. EMI. 5568422
Hugo Wolf Lieder. & Nordic Songs by Carl Nielsen Edvard Grieg, Ture Rangström, Jean Sibelius. Barbara Hendricks, (soprano), Roland Pontinen (piano). 2 cd. EMI. 234414-2
Beethoven & Sibelius: Violin Concertos. David Oistrakh, Sixten Erhling, Stockholm PO. (1954) 1 CD. EMI
Johannes Brahms: Violin concerto & Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto. Ginette Neveu plays violin with Philharmonia from London, and being conducted by Walther Susskind, in a historical recording from 1945. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 476830-2 Great Recordings of the Century. *** Recommendation ***
Café Concert. Klassiker der Salonmusik. Salonorchester Cölln. 1 CD. EMI. 7545182
Contrabasso con bravura. Jorma Katrama, Margit Rahkonen. 1 CD. Finlandia
David Oistrakh Violin Concertos. Russian Archives. Plays 20 different violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Bruch, Lalo, Beethoven, Kabalevsky, Taneyev, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Bartok, Glazunov, Szymanowski, Myaskovsky. 10 CD. Russian Archives. 92609 *** Recommendation ***
Smetana: Moldau, & Liszt: Les Preludes, & Sibelius: Finlandia, & Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande. Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker.. 1 CD. DG. 4455502
Eugene Ormandy, conductor A portrait. For a more detailed description, see below. 10 CD. Box Set.
Famous Cello Romances. Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei. Antonin Dvorak: Waldesruhe + Rondo. Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov: Serenade op. 37, Saint-Saens: The Swan + Romance Op. 36. David Geringas, Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Lawrence Foster. (2006) 1 CD. Eurodisc
Edvard Grieg: 4 Songs & Jean Sibelius: 4 songs. & 4 songs by Alexander Müllenbach, & 6 by Richard Strauss. Elisabeth Cornelius Lund, soprano, and Alexander Müllenbach plays on the piano. 1 CD. Norsk Victoria. VCD 19005-2 Press read more
Edvard Grieg: Cello Sonata, opus 36 + Intermezzo. & Sibelius: 2 pieces, opus 77. + 4 pieces of opus 78, opus + Malinconia opus 20. Truls Mørk plays cello and Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano. 1 CD. Virgin. 5450342 Press read more
Edvard Grieg: From Holbergs time. & Wilhelm Stenhammar: Sonata in G. & Louis Glass: Fantasia. & Jean Sibelius: Kyllikki. Alexander Vaulin. (piano) 1 CD. Classico. CD 493
Grieg: Peer Gynt + Holberg Suite. + Sibelius: Finlandia, Valse Triste. Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker. 1 CD. DG
Herbert von Karajan: Orchestral Showpieces. Philharmonia Orchestra, in some recordings from 1954 - 1961. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 5120772