The Essential Sibelius (15 CD box set, FLAC)
The Essential Sibelius (15 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: Raimo Laukka, Tommi Hakala, Sauli Tiilikainen, Jorma Hynninen, Marko Ylönen, et al.
Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä, Neeme Järvi, Matti Hyokki, Astrid Riska, Robert Sund, et al.
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 15 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Bis
Size: 4.42 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc 01:
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 02:
Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.43
Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 03:
Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82
En saga, Op.9
Pohjola’s Daughter, Op.49
Valse triste, Op.44 No.1
Finlandia, Op.26
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 04:
Symphony No.6 (in D minor), Op.104
Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105
Tapiola, Op.112
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 05:
Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.47
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Two Serious Melodies for cello and orchestra, Op.77
Marko Ylönen, cello
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Two Serenades for violin and orchestra, Op.69
Six Humoresques for violin and orchestra
Dong-Suk Kang, violin
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

Disc 06:
Kullervo, Op.7
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano
Raimo Laukka, baritone
Helsinki University Chorus
Lahti Symphony Orchestra · Osmo Vänskä

Disc 07:
The Wood-Nymph, Op.15
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 08:
Karelia Suite, Op.11
Scènes historiques, Set I, Op.25
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

Athenarnes sång (Song of the Athenians), Op.31 No.3
Lahti Boys’ Choir
Helsinki University Chorus
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), Op.32
Tommi Hakala, baritone
Helsinki University Chorus
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen), Op.48
Dominante Choir
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Rakastava for strings, timpani and triangle, Op.14
Andante festivo, JS34b
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Disc 09:
Kung Kristian II (King Christian II), Op.27 (suite)
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.46 (suite)
The Tempest, Op.109 (extracts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

Disc 10:
Snöfrid, Op.29
Stina Ekblad, narrator
Jubilate Choir
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

The Bard, Op.64
The Oceanides, Op.73
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Luonnotar, Op.70
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Sortunut ääni (The Broken Voice), Op.18 No.1
Venematka (The Boat Journey), Op.18 No.3
Sydämeni laulu (Song of my Heart), Op.18 No.6
Helsinki University Chorus
Matti Hyökki

Rakastava (The Lover), JS160a (Op.14)
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Sauli Tiilikainen, baritone
Jubilate Choir
Astrid Riska

Isänmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS98a
Saarella palaa (Fire on the Island), Op.18 No.4
Soi kiitokseksi Luojan (We Praise Thee, Our Creator), Op.23 No.6a
Män från slätten och havet (Men from Land and Sea), Op.65a
Jubilate Choir
Astrid Riska

Till havs (At Sea), Op.84 No.5
Fridolins dårskap (Fridolin’s Folly), JS84
Jone havsfärd (Jonah’s Voyage), JS100
Orphei Drängar
Robert Sund

Jääkärien marssi, Op.91a (March of the Finnish Jäger Battalion)
Helsinki University Chorus
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

Finlandia-Hymni (Finlandia Hymn), Op.26
Jubilate Choir
Astrid Riska

Disc 11:
Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op.36 No.1
Men min fågel märks dock icke (But my Bird is Long in Homing), Op.36 No.2
Säv, säv, susa (Sigh, Sigh, Sedges), Op.36 No.4
Illalle (To Evening), Op.17 No.6
Im Feld ein Mädchen singt (A Maiden Yonder Sings), Op.50 No.3
Aus banger Brust (O, Wert Thou Here), Op.50 No.4
Die stille Stadt (The Silent Town), Op.50 No.5
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Våren flyktar hastigt (Spring is Flying), Op.13 No.4
Se’n har jag ej frågat mera (Since Then I Have Questioned No Further), Op.17 No.1
Höstkväll (Autumn Evening), Op.38 No.1
Arioso, Op.3 (1911)
MariAnne Häggander, soprano
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Jorma Panula

Näcken (The Watersprite), song/melodrama, JS138
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Lasse Pöysti, narrator
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Joel Laakso, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt (Give Me No Splendour), Op.1 No.4
Jag är ett träd (The Tree), Op.57 No.5
Näcken (The Watersprite), Op.57 No.8
Hymn to Thaïs, JS97
Kaiutar (The Echo Nymph), Op.72 No.4
Längtan heter min arvedel (Longing is my Heritage), Op.86 No.2
I systrar, I bröder, I älskande par (Ye Sisters, Ye Brothers), Op.86 No.6
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Love Derwinger, piano

Demanten på marssnön (The Diamond on the March Snow), Op.36 No.6
Sången om korsspindeln (The Song of the Cross Spider), Op.27 No.4
På verandan vid havet (On a Balcony by the Sea), Op.38 No.2
Kom nu hit, död (Come Away, Death), Op.60 No.1
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Jorma Panula

Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Swim, Duck, Swim), JS180
Norden (The North), Op.90 No.1
Narciss (Narcissus), JS140
Den första kyssen (The First Kiss), Op.37 No.1
Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?), Op.37 No.4
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Tryst) , Op.37 No.5
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Tanken (The Thought), JS192
Anne Sofie von Otter and Monica Groop, mezzo-sopranos
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Disc12:
Moderato – Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor JS131
String Quartet in A minor, JS183
String Quartet in D minor ‘Voces intimae’, Op.56
Tempera Quartet:
(Laura Vikman, violin I
Silva Koskela, violin II
Tiila Kangas, viola
Ulla Lampela, cello)

Disc 13:
Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’, JS209
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Marko Ylönen, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Piano Quintet in G minor, JS159
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin I
Laura Vikman, violin II
Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola
Joel Laakso, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

La pompeuse Marche d’Asis, JS116
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Marko Ylönen, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Disc 14:
Vattendroppar (Water Drops), JS216
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Taneli Turunen, cello

Andante cantabile in E flat major, JS30b
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Harri Viitanen, harmonium

Andante cantabile in G major, JS33
Sonata in F major, JS178 (1889)
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Malinconia, Op.20 (1900)
Torleif Thedéen, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Four Pieces, Op.78 for violin and piano
Sonatina in E major, Op.80
Two Danses Champêtres from Op.106
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin
Bengt Forsberg piano

Disc 15:
Florestan, JS82
Impromptu in B minor, Op.5 No.5
Sonata in F major, Op.12
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Romance in D flat major, Op.24 No.9
Kyllikki, three lyric pieces, Op.41
Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op.67 No.1
Sonatina in E major, Op.67 No.2
Sonatina in B minor, Op.67 No.3
Den ensamma furan (The Solitary Fir Tree), Op.75 No.2
Granen (The Spruce), Op.75 No.5
Scène romantique, Op.101 No.5
The Village Church, Op.103 No.1
Erik T. Tawaststjerna, piano

Thanks Wantolistentojando for tracklist

11 Comments

  1. Thanks for this wonderful somthing…. :mrgreen:
    for Vanska’s Sibelius in it. :mrgreen:

  2. It is frightening how epic this post is…thank you so much whatever. The reviews for this release are sensational, and BIS seems to also be coming out with a Complete Sibelius eventually (!).

    This is the first time I have heard of this label but it might already be in my top favorites along with Chandos, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi, and Unicorn-Kanchana.

  3. I have downloaded the Berglund symphony cycle which is very good, but that set is nowhere near as representative of Sibelius’ music as this. Any chance of a reupload soon??
    I’m so sorry that you were so badly insulted. Hope the new messages will give you the support you deserve. Many thanks.

  4. Whatever, you are the best! Thank you for this reup – I have been waiting, and I know it will have been worth the wait!

  5. Thank you very much for sharing this. I’ve been searching for this recording for so long. Thank you again

  6. Thanks, I’m looking forward to spending wonderfully long moments with Sibelius in my living room!

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