Osmo Vänskä

Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 / Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (2013) [24-96]

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 / Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:06 minutes | 1,17 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical.com | Digital Booklet
* Grammy winner 2014 - Best Orchestral Performance *

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Symphonies (Vänskä & Minnesota Orchestra, 2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Symphonies (Vänskä & Minnesota Orchestra, 2009)
Genre: Classical Symphony | 5 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 1,4 GB
2004-2008 recordings, 2009 release | Publisher: BIS-SACD-1825/26
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Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2006 | Time: 01:22:00

The Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, music director since 2003 of the Minnesota Orchestra, long ago proved himself a formidable interpreter of Nordic music in general and Sibelius in particular. This symphonic cycle – two highly praised discs are already out – is now complete, with this album of the pliant, classical Symphony No 3, the little known and underrated No 6 and the mysterious, enthralling single-movement No 7. The playing is polished and detailed, now springy and buoyant, now occluded and chilling. Tempi are slightly broad but convincingly so. From the plunging energy of the opening of the Third Symphony to the bleak, raw ending of the Seventh, this is a gripping listen.
Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]

Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 621 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

The source of the Lemminkäinen Suite is the Finnish national epic Kalevala, and its four movements – of which ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ is often performed separately - tell of the adventures of the young hero Lamminkäinen. In comparison, The Wood-Nymph only had its first complete performance in 1996. This was given by the performers on this disc, a team which has become synonymous with top-flight idiomatic Sibelius performances.
Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)

Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1866

'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine. The composer's interest in non-Western music and instruments has been evident in several recent works, such as his Symphony No. 14 (recorded on BIS-1686) and Oboe Concerto (BIS-1876). It also played an important part during the creation of Minea, composed as a concert opener for the Minnesota Orchestra on the initiative of Osmo Vänskä, who also conducts the work here.

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 23, 2013
Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1996

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 are poles apart in their musical style and make a highly interesting pairing for this new release. Symphony No. 1 is rooted in the symphonic tradition and has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, whereas Symphony No. 4 is highly original and introverted, often being seen as modern and ‘cubist’ by listeners in the 1890s.
Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 - Sudbin, Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra (2011)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 - Sudbin, Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1758

Expectations ran high in anticipation of this release, and they have not been disappointed. BIS just completed a partially successful Beethoven piano concerto series in which an often inspired Ronald Brautigam was shackled to an expressively challenged and period-pedantic Andrew Parrott. Here, both conductor and soloist are consistently operating on the same exciting wavelength.
Okko Kamu, Lahti SO - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Okko Kamu, Lahti SO - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.18 GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000) 24bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 532MB + 5% Recovery

To many, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has become synonymous with excellence in Sibelius repertoire. Its numerous recordings with the previous chief conductor Osmo Vänskä have received countless distinctions and awards, and the orchestra is universally regarded as having a very special affinity for the music of their great compatriot.
Halle, Sir Mark Elder - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7; En Saga (2016)

Hallé, Sir Mark Elder - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7; En Saga (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hallé Concerts Society | # CD HLL 7543 | Time: 01:12:17

British orchestras and their audiences have long held a special affinity for the orchestral works of Jean Sibelius, and the Hallé's venerable tradition of playing his music continues in this superb recording of the Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, the Symphony No. 7 in C major, and the symphonic poem En Saga. Mark Elder's straightforward interpretations are clear-headed and meticulous yet intensely passionate, and the orchestra responds to his direction by digging deep and playing with a commitment that is nearly perceptible. These symphonies and En Saga are representative of Sibelius' mature style, so their deliberate pacing and steady unfolding of motives into organic developments over long time spans require attentive listening, but the clarity of Elder's readings makes the progress of the music easy to follow. Add to this the exceptional reproduction, which brings out every detail with crispness, and presents the Hallé's warm and rich sonorities with credible presence, and the end result is a nearly ideal presentation of Sibelius' music.
Okko Kamu, Lahti SO - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Okko Kamu, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:41 minutes | 623 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

To many, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has become synonymous with excellence in Sibelius repertoire. Its numerous recordings with the previous chief conductor Osmo Vänskä have received countless distinctions and awards, and the orchestra is universally regarded as having a very special affinity for the music of their great compatriot.