Jussi Jalas – The Sibelius Recordings
Jussi Jalas
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4823311
Barcode
00028948233113
Format
3-CD
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JEAN SIBELIUSCD 1
The Tempest: Suite No. 1, Op. 109 No. 2
The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 No. 3
Kuolema: Incidental Music
King Christian, Op. 27

CD 2
Scènes historiques I, Op. 25
Scènes historiques II, Op. 66
Scaramouche, Op. 71
Swanwhite, Op. 54

CD 3*
Finlandia
Andante festivo

Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
Jussi Jalas

Four Legends
In Memoriam, Op. 59

Hugarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Jussi Jalas

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: András Székely (The Tempest, Scaramouche, Four Legends, In Memoriam, King Christian, Swanwhite, Andante festivo); unknown (Kuolema, Finlandia, Scènes historiques)
Balance Engineers: Laszlo Csintalan (The Tempest, Scaramouche, Four Legends, In Memoriam, King Christian, Swanwhite, Andante festivo); unknown (Kuolema, Finlandia, Scènes historiques)
Recording Locations: Budapest, June 1972 (The Tempest, Scaramouche), 14 June 1973 (Four Legends, In Memoriam); Church in Torockó Sqaure, Budapest, Hungary, 20 June 1974 (Finlandia, Kuolema, Scènes historiques), Hungaroton Studio, Budapest, Hungary, 14–16 June 1975 (King Christian, Swanwhite, Andante festivo)

Reviews

‘Jussi Jalas […] gives thoroughly idiomatic accounts of the Suites’ (The Tempest, Scaramouche) Gramophone

‘Naturally, [Jussi Jalas’s] views carry special authority, and no one listening to this record can do so without interest. Tempi are eminently well-judged and great attention is given to detail.’ (Four Legends, In Memoriam) Gramophone

‘The “Love Song” [in Scènes historiques] is played with great tenderness and feeling … Jalas distils great atmosphere and tranquillity in the “Scene with cranes”.’ (Finlandia, Kuolema, Scènes historiques) Gramophone