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Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:48 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the autumn of 1912 Jean Sibelius was commissioned to compose music for Poul Knudsens surreal pantomime, Scaramouche, an experience that Sibelius soon regretted taking due to reservations about the production. Rarely performed today, Scaramouche is a curiosity within the Sibelius discography. With the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lief Segerstam featuring soloists Bendik Goldstein (viola) and Roi Ruottinen (cello).
David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)

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.
Engegard Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen: String Quartets (2015)

Engegård Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2101 | Time: 01:12:23

A string quartet was among the very first works that Edvard Grieg presented after completing his studies in 1861, but the Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, was the only such work to be published in his lifetime. In 1878, while composing it, Grieg wrote that ‘it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound’, and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect, unusual for the genre. This caused some reviewers to criticize the quartet as being unidiomatic, while others, including Liszt, greeted it with enthusiasm. Some thirty years later, when Jean Sibelius composed his D minor quartet Op. 56, he too had previous experience of writing for the medium, but Op. 56 is the only quartet among his mature works. The often used 'nickname' Voces intimae is often taken to refer to the intimate interchange between the four voices in a quartet, but is probably a more specific allusion to a brief passage in the third movement: Sibelius wrote the remark into a score some time after the work had been published.
Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007) (Box Set 6CD) (PEPOST)

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, booklet | 2039 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: BIS - 1903

Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragments lasting between 13 seconds to 32 minutes. One thing is instantly clear: Sibelius scholarship has made enormous strides since the mid-twentieth century.
Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:07 min | 1.24 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Lisa Batiashvili and Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboims baton present an unforgettable version of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, two of the most beloved, passionate and demanding pieces for violin and orchestra.
YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations (2017)

YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:21 min | 471 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Some 150 years ago what is sometimes called ‘The Great Migration’ of Finns to the United States began. Many of the Finns settled in the Mid-West, and especially in the so-called ‘Finn Hook’, consisting of parts of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. To celebrate this, the Minnesota Orchestra under its Finnish music director Osmo Vänskä commissioned the composer Olli Kortekangas to compose a work on the theme of migration, of a scale and nature suitable for performance alongside Jean Sibelius’s great Kullervo.

Sibelius - 7 Symphonies (Hannu Lintu) (2015) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 21, 2017
Sibelius - 7 Symphonies (Hannu Lintu) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Sibelius - 7 Symphonies (Hannu Lintu) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
3xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 584 min | 41,2+41,1+39,9 Gb
Audio1: Finnish / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 450 min | 24,3 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

With his seven symphonies the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius marks a high point in the symphonic repertoire of the 20th century. The music evokes the ghostliness of the Finnish landscape, carries an inner strength and depth and proves itself full of technical fi nesse that still poses a challenge for both conductors and performers. For Sibelius “a symphony is not a ‘composition’ in the ordinary sense. Rather, it is a declaration of faith at different stages of one’s life.”
Leila Josefowicz - Sibelius, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (1995)

Leila Josefowicz - Sibelius, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:52 | 340 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 446131

Success was assured for Leila Josefowicz in her 1994 recording debut, for the 17-year-old violinist had performed these works several times before and had perfected her interpretations through constant preparation and presentation. Along with her boundless energy and self-confidence, Josefowicz's skills have placed her at the forefront of violin virtuosi, and this recording is a fascinating record of her precocity. Tchaikovsky's Classically oriented violin concerto is as bright a showpiece as exists in the repertoire. However, Josefowicz's mastery of the brilliant scales and arpeggios is almost secondary to her soulful shaping of the purely melodic material that is at the heart of this intensely lyrical piece.
Sibelius - The Seven Symphonies - Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker (2015) [TR24][OF]

Sibelius - The Seven Symphonies - Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 04:05:37 | 4,91 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2015 Decca Music Group Limited

Finland's Jean Sibelius is perhaps the most important composer associated with nationalism in music and one of the most influential in the development of the symphony and symphonic poem. Sibelius was born in southern Finland, the second of three children. His physician father left the family bankrupt, owing to his financial extravagance, a trait that, along with heavy drinking, he would pass on to Jean. Jean showed talent on the violin and at age nine composed his first work for it, Rain Drops. In 1885 Sibelius entered the University of Helsinki to study law, but after only a year found himself drawn back to music. He took up composition studies with Martin Wegelius and violin with Mitrofan Wasiliev, then Hermann Csillag…
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.