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Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2017
Roberto Fores Veses - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius (2017)

Roberto Fores Veses - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:05 min | 270 MB
Label: Aparte | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Founded in 1981, the Orchestre d'Auvergne is a string ensemble whose excellence is recognised well beyond European borders. Led by Roberto Forés Veses since 2012, they occupy a special place in the French musical landscape. This new recording from Aparté pairs Tchaikovsky's Serenade with an orchestral arrangement of Sibelius's String Quartet 'Voces Intimae'.
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.
Christian Tetzlaff - Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

Christian Tetzlaff - Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 227 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 45534 2 4 | Time: 01:18:45

The Violin Concerto is the reason you want to buy this album, but the "filler" is quite intriguing. Christian Tetzlaff plays the Concerto (Opus 47) with great intensity. If Thomas Dausgard with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra doesnt' quite match him, they don't pull him down either. The recording is wide ranging and well detailed.
Stenhammar - Serenade & Excelsior (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Stenhammar - Serenade & Excelsior (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

‘Finland has Sibelius, Norway has Grieg and Denmark Nielsen – so what about Sweden?’ This question, often put to Swedish musicians and music-lovers, is one that has no simple answer. Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927), a personal friend of both Sibelius and Nielsen, would seem to be the obvious candidate – but when his name is suggested the usual reaction is ‘Stenhammar who?’
David Oistrakh, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius (2016) {PRAGA}

David Oistrakh, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius (2016)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Сovers | 356 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Classical | Label: PRAGA - 250325

A generous and unusual pairing of two romantic concertos in the best recordings by "King David", playing his Stradivarius Comte de Fontana, fully animated by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, a modern conductor knowing perfectly the deep Baltic souls.
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…
Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:57 min | 1.14 GB | Front Cover
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Vladimir Ashkenazy collaborates with Esther Yoo in a new recording of Sibelius and Glazunov Violin Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. She made her London debut in 2014, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 under the late Lorin Maazel at Royal Festival Hall. That same year, she was a soloist on the Philharmonia’s South America tour under Ashkenazy.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 68:54 min | 260 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

After a rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, [see below] James and Andrew turn their attention to three violin sonatas all composed around the years of World War I. The Sibelius 'Berceuse' also dates from the war years when Finland was isolated from the rest of Europe. Sibelius was short of money and busy writing the 6th and 7th symphonies, and planning his 8th: the six short pieces of Op. 79 were attractive to publishers who were wary of large scale works with little chance of commercial return during the hostilities.
Sir Colin Davis - Sibelius The Symphonies & Tone Poems: Box Set 5CDs (2012)

Sir Colin Davis - Sibelius The Symphonies & Tone Poems: Box Set 5CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 852 Mb | Scans 9,95 Mb
Label: Decca (UMO) | Release Year: 2012

Recorded in the mid-1970s with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this classic cycle of symphonies and tone poems firmly established Sir Colin Davis's reputation as one the greatest Sibelius interpreters. Nearly forty years on and the cycle remains as grand and dynamic as ever.
Viktoria Mullova - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1986) RE-UP

Viktoria Mullova - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1986)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:34 | 283 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416821

This well recorded disc from 1985 delivers impressive readings of both of these works. Mullova takes a very individual view of these concertos and has the technical assurance to communicate her view with compelling certainty.
The Tchaikovsky concerto is played in the full uncut version that was written by the composer. This is now becoming more common but in 1985 was still unusual enough to warrant comment. By playing the notes as Tchaikovsky had intended Mullova signals a very serious intent which she carries out throughout these two concertos.