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Piano solo - Verschenen op 1 september 2017 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Sibelius’s piano music remains a secret – chronically neglected or approached from an entirely unsympathetic aesthetic standpoint. Sometimes, criticism is justified. “I will be the first to admit that Sibelius’s piano music is uneven in quality”, says Leif Ove Andsnes, pointing to the composer’s own cynicism towards his piano works as a possible reason for the neglect of the genuine gems. But Andsnes also professes in no uncertain terms that he is “on a mission” to bring Sibelius’s piano works out of the shadows. “I really believe in this music and I want people to hear it”, he says. After scouring every published note of the composer’s piano music, Andsnes has selected works for this recording that speak to him not just as a pianist but as a musician who for a long time has felt particularly close to Sibelius. Here are piano works in which Sibelius’s orchestral thinking advances the language of the instrument even if it can test the technical orthodoxies of the player. As may be imagined, Andsnes masters them with elegance and ease.
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 18 januari 2019 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica
Alpha begins a complete cycle of the symphonies by Sibelius alongside some of his symphonic poems with Gothenburg Symphony and its new chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. In the great tradition of Finnish conductors, Santtu-Matias Rouvali is known for his extremely physical and organic interpretations: ‘Music unmistakeably flows from him’, commented The Sunday Times. This was evident when, at a very young age, he stepped in to conduct a concert with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra which began the journey to his first tenure as Chief Conductor with the Tampere Philharmonic; a meteoric rise to a career working at the highest musical level internationally; and a third post as Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. When Bachtrack asked him how he shapes the orchestral sound, he replied: ‘I sing it, I move my hands the way I want it (…) the conductor should be able to show tempo somewhere in the body (…) I was also a drum kit player, so my feet and hands can do different things at the same time. When you read the score, you sing it in your head (…) I think it’s the sense of inside groove that you get from playing percussion which is very important in Sibelius’s music.’ In the Gothenburg Symphony he finds a prestigious cohort of musicians with an impressive discography, and joins a line of their illustrious musical directors, notably Neeme Järvi, the orchestra’s principal conductor from 1982 to 2004, but also Gustavo Dudamel, who is honorary conductor. © Outhere Music
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Liederen (Noord-Europa) - Verschenen op 20 januari 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2013 | Parlophone Label Group

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 29 oktober 2015 | La Dolce Volta

Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 januari 2013 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 30 april 2013 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Record of the Month - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 5 augustus 2016 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Award - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2011 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 november 2015 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 februari 2017 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 6 mei 2014 | BIS

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 augustus 2015 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 24 augustus 2010 | Ondine

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 oktober 2015 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 18 januari 2019 | Sony Music Labels Inc.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 31 mei 2019 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2013, Sakari Oramo has a special affinity with the music of his compatriot the Finnish composer Sibelius, which this recording admirably demonstrates. Sibelius’s ever-popular Lemminkäinen-Suite is complemented here with the early Spring Song and the lesser-known Suite from Belshazzar’s Feast. Sibelius composed the Lemminkäinen-Suite (also called the Four Legends, or Four Legends from the Kalevala), Op. 22 in the 1890s. Drawing on material originally conceived for a mythological opera, Veneen luominen ("The Building of the Boat"), the suite focuses on the character Lemminkäinen from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. In 1906 Sibelius composed ten numbers of incidental music for the play Belshazzar’s Feast (by Hjalmar Procopé), which was first performed in the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki in November of that year, the composer conducting. The following year, Sibelius extracted four of the movements to form the more widely known orchestral suite that we hear in this recording. © Chandos
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 september 2015 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 5 april 2004 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 juni 2016 | BR-Klassik

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica

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