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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.
Tauno Hannikainen, LSO, Tossy Spivakovsky - Sibelius: Violin Concerto Op. 47 & Tapiola Op. 112 (1960/2013) [24/192]

Tauno Hannikainen, LSO, Tossy Spivakovsky - Sibelius: Violin Concerto Op. 47 & Tapiola Op. 112 (1960/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:19 minutes | 1.55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recording technology at the start of the 21st century is probably the best that can be achieved, but a steady flow of historic audiophile reissues demonstrates that the improvement of sound quality has been a decades-long quest, and the first superb efforts are still worth hearing today.

Vilde Frang - Sibelius, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 15, 2017
Vilde Frang - Sibelius, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2009)

Vilde Frang - Sibelius, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:59 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 50999 6 84413 2 6

Norwegian-born violinist Vilde Frang makes her solo recording debut with Prokofiev's first Violin Concerto and Sibelius' Violin Concerto, plus three of the Finnish composer's Humoresques for violin and piano. With her sweet tone, fluent technique, and soulful interpretations, Frang's performances can stand comparison to many of the great recorded performances of the past. She digs in deep in Sibelius' outer movements and dispatches their manifold difficulties with apparent ease.
Gerald Finley, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Sibelius: In The Stream of Night (2017)

Gerald Finley, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Sibelius: In The Stream of Night (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:40 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHSA5178

The exceptional collaboration and friendship between the late Einojuhani Rautavaara and the internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Gerland Finley culminates in this unique album of orchestral songs by Sibelius, on which the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Edward Gardner. The album offers orchestrations, by Sibelius and others, of songs which Sibelius originally wrote for voice and piano, and includes the premiere recording of ‘In the Stream of Life,’ seven songs orchestrated by Rautavaara for his friend. Throughout, the poetry perfectly reflects the instinctively felt relation between Finnish nature and Sibelius’s music.
Jean Sibelius - Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928-1948 (2015) (7CD Box Set) {Warner Classics}

Jean Sibelius - Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928-1948 (2015) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1451 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1451 mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics - 2564 605317

The years spanned by this seven-disc Warner Classics collection coincide with the peak years of Jean Sibelius' popularity. At that time, he was widely regarded in Western countries as the greatest living composer, though he had essentially stopped producing major works after the mid-1920s, when he wrote the Symphony No. 7 in C major, the incidental music to The Tempest, and Tapiola.
SWR Vokalensemble, Marcus Creed - Finland: Sibelius, Saariaho, Talvitie, Rautavaara, Linkola (2017)

SWR Vokalensemble, Marcus Creed - Finland: Sibelius, Saariaho, Talvitie, Rautavaara, Linkola (2017
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:46 | 285 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: SWR Media Services | Catalog: SWR19031CD

If there is a country famous for its reservoir of extraordinary musicians and its significant composers in particular, then it's Finland, which is all the more astonishing when you consider the size of its population - Finald has 5.5 million inhabitants. The country's distinguished tradition of music-making is fundamental to this reputation for artistic excellence. Finland can be rightly called a "country of singers". Even when it comes to contemporary compositions, traditional music always plays an essencential role in the pieces, contributing to their accessibility.
Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba | # ABCD384 | Time: 01:10:08

Cardiff singer of the world competition winner Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pia Freund, soprano and Kristian Attila, piano, perform Sibelius “hits” that have become especially dear to them. Examples are Säv, säv susa (Sigh, Rushes, Sigh), Illalle (To Ilta) and Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?). Some of the songs are truly rare; these include En visa (A Song), which despite its serious message shows a very exceptional, relaxed and jovial Sibelius. It is also the first Lied he allowed to be published, and it dates from 1888. Examples of songs that are interesting in an unusual way are Marssnön (The March Snow), which comes very close to a Scandinavian folk song, and I natten (In the Night), with its simply evocative and impressionistic moods.
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.