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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: complete Symphony cycles Reply with quote

Hello, as a great fan of Sibelius music i got most of his symphony cycles which were recorded.: Ehrling, Collins, Bernstein, Barbirolli, Colin Davis (three times), Berglund (also three times), Maazel (two times), N.Järvi (also two times), Sanderling, Rhozhdestvensky, Segerstam (two times), Leaper, Rattle, Saraste (two times), Ashkenazy, Blomstedt, Gibson, Sakari, Vanska (a second is in progress), Oramo, Inkinen! Karajan and Kamu didn't record complete cycles.

Is there anything i'm missing ?

what are your favorits ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Expi and welcome. That's a teaser! Akeo Watanabe comes to mind. I have 1, 2, 5 and 7 with Japan PO. Maurice Abravanel also not a bad cycle. John Storgard will record a complete cycle for Chandos shortly with BBC Philharmonic.--kp

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: complete Symphony cycles Reply with quote

Expi wrote:
Hello, as a great fan of Sibelius music i got most of his symphony cycles which were recorded.: Ehrling, Collins, Bernstein, Barbirolli, Colin Davis (three times), Berglund (also three times), Maazel (two times), N.Järvi (also two times), Sanderling, Rhozhdestvensky, Segerstam (two times), Leaper, Rattle, Saraste (two times), Ashkenazy, Blomstedt, Gibson, Sakari, Vanska (a second is in progress), Oramo, Inkinen! Karajan and Kamu didn't record complete cycles.

Is there anything i'm missing ?

what are your favorits ?


missing:
- Ashkenazy/Royal Stockholm P.O. (EXTON).
- Maurice Abravanel/Utah S.O. (VANGUARD CLASSICS).
- Akeo Watanabe (two cycles?).
- Arvo Volmer/Adelaide S.O. (ABC Classics)
- Adrian Leaper/Orquesta Filharmonica De Gran Canaria (Arte Nova, not sure if it completed).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I am right in saying that Sixten Ehrling's was the very first complete cycle of the Sibelius Symphonies recorded in Stockholm [1952-53] slightly earlier than Anthony Collins--kp

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Collins has good recording sound, though frequency range is not modern.

Made no effort for Ehrling.

I'll start a thread.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the hints, got the Abravanel and the Volmer now, couldn't find the others.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone heard the new Storgards symphony cycle ???
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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anyone heard the new Storgards symphony cycle ???


I don't think that Chandos release the Cd's until the end of this month but some downloads are available. I heard Storgards live last year in Manchester In symphonies 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 with the BBC Phil. So I'm looking forward to this release--kp

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just got the new Storgards cycle from our tracker. Not bad, but i prefer the Volmer cycle (from the newer ones)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up the 1977 Abravanel/Utah on CD - I only had on really scratchy old American LPs before. So far I've only listened to the Seventh. The sound is certainly tonally far superior to the LPs although the lack of surface noise does rather show up the weirdly prominent woodwind balance, the severely compressed dynamics and the terribly wimpy timpy (to use that marvellous expression coined by Tapkaara). Nonetheless I enjoyed the performance a lot more this time around, even if the Allegro molto moderato does kind of run out of steam. If they could have restored the original session dynamics to some extent, it might have brought the intensity to the climaxes which is missing as it stands; I firmly believe that the compressed dynamics rob the playing of much of its impact. But otherwise the orchestra does play decently, if not exactly in the luxury league.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I get a new cycle I listen to all but the 1st. Very few pass for me. The Saraste Nordia bank youth orchestra is one.

Storgårds is typical of modern recordings with the 1st. The legatos in the movement 1 trumpet parts are "too legato" for me. Slower legato works for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would like to hear a complete symphonies-cycle and the Tone-Poens by Ari Rasilainen. Loved his Kullervo on CPO.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW Symphonies cycle under Okku Kamu in Sptember (BIS records)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh good, just in time for Christmas-Solstice-Sib's birthday season! I might have to get it purely for that reason. And that it's a BIS record. Of Sibelius.

Anyway...is this the new Symphony Cycle thread? I've been getting through Segerstam-Helsinki recently. It's got weird bits but it's really consistent quality-wise.

I've also gotten that reissue of the first Berglund cycle (Bournemouth). Heard that Seventh for the first time just yesterday. I was genuinely shocked. The only Berglund 7th I'd heard before was the '80s Helsinki recording, which is underwhelming. But this one...the Cosmos sang in Bournemouth. I know I'm not "supposed" to like it because M. Berglund liked to tinker with orchestration, but with an interpretation of that much force, how can I refuse?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New cycle by Hannu Lintu:
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