Sibelius Symphonies Nos3,6&7

Jean Sibelius – Symphonies 1-7 (1999)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Jan. 11, 2013
Jean Sibelius – Symphonies 1-7 (1999)

Jean Sibelius – Symphonies 1-7 (1999)
Classical/Romantic | FLAC lossless/3cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 3h37m31s | 473mb
Label: Finlandia | cat. no. 3984-22713-2
Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:32 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Thomas Søndergård's opening concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, at which Sibelius was the highlight, was hailed a triumph by audiences and press alike and marked a new era for the orchestra.Building on this triumphant debut the 2013 BBC Proms saw Søndergård and a reinvigorated BBC NOW win over the critics with their charismatic performance and formidable interpretations of 20th century repertoire.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Sondergard - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015)

Jean Sibelius - Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Thomas Søndergård

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 462 | Time: 01:02:35

Thomas Søndergård's hybrid SACD of Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D major and his Symphony No. 7 in C major is an audiophile showcase that presents two contrasting sides of the composer with optimal clarity. The comparatively lush orchestration of the Symphony No. 2 probably has never sounded better in any recorded format, and the multichannel reproduction of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales brings out its vibrant bass, velvety strings, and sumptuous winds in a resonant acoustic, all of which are essential ingredients in the young Sibelius' post-Romantic sound. Yet the Symphony No. 7 presents the sparer counterpoint and leaner textures of Sibelius' mature phase, so the recording brings out the transparency of the timbres, and the clean separation of parts gives an added spatial dimension. Søndergård's interpretations of both works are wholly sympathetic and masterful, and the orchestra plays with the commitment and vitality that make these symphonies compelling. One hopes this is the first installment of a Sibelius cycle, which would be a great addition to Linn's catalog. Highly recommended.

Karajan Conducts Sibelius Symphonies 6 & 7; Tapiola (from 1955)  Music

Posted by happy_lappy at Nov. 4, 2007
Karajan Conducts Sibelius Symphonies 6 & 7; Tapiola (from 1955)

Karajan Conducts Sibelius Symphonies 6 & 7; Tapiola (from 1955)
Classical | MP3 | Historical Mono | 224 Kbps | WinRar 100 + 20 Mb

A young Herbert von Karajan conducts the last two sympnonies by Sibelius and the tone poem Tapiola with the Philharmonia (UK) Orchestra. From the year 1955; mono recording.
Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:43 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Their recording debut, Symphonies 2 & 7, revealed Søndergård to have a profound understanding of the great Finnish composer. Sibelius has been a major feature of Søndergård's relationship with the BBC NOW since their debut eight years ago; their widely acclaimed Proms performance of the symphonies was a highlight.
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 308:42 minutes | 6.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 331:03 min | 760 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 6.49GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Berlin Phil Media

For Simon Rattle, Jean Sibelius is “one of the most staggeringly original composers that there is”. And indeed, this music has a unique musical language whose many beauties are particularly succinctly conveyed in Sibelius’s seven symphonies. There is sonorous warmth as much as there is austere Nordic folklore. Moreover, there is a conceptual boldness that takes the listener on exciting musical journeys of discovery. In 2015, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the cycle live, which was met with unanimous delight by audiences and critics alike. “The Philharmoniker show that with them and Simon Rattle, Sibelius is in excellent hands,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung, “because the orchestra has that astringency and sheer power which is so important for this kind of music.”
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.
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.