Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter; Valse triste; Karelia Suite; En saga; Tapiola


Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter; Valse triste; Karelia Suite; En saga; Tapiola
Colin Davis
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4762817
Barcode
00028947628170
Format
1-CD
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49
Valse Triste, Op. 44
Karelia Suite, Op. 11
En Saga, Op. 9
Tapiola, Op. 112

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis

Recording information

Recording location: Symphony Hall, Boston, April 1979 (Pohjola’s Daughter, Karelia Suite); March 1980 (Valse triste, En Saga); December 1976 (Tapiola)
Mastering engineer: Richard Beutel (Emil Berliner Studios)

Reviews

‘the perspectives are close, but thrillingly so, revealing every iota of color and textural interest …These are magnificent performances all, the conductor and players totally inside the composer’s special idiom … what you have here are Sibelius’ three greatest tone poems (En Saga, Pohjola’s Daughter, and Tapiola) in outstanding interpretations and great sound, along with two popular favorites done every bit as well. Need I say more?’ 10/10 ClassicsToday.com

‘Beautifully refined and imaginative performances…a very welcome return to the catalogue’ **** Penguin Guide