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  Topic: Letters and articles from my archives
kullervopete

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PostForum: Sibelius Literature   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 am   Subject: Letters and articles from my archives
Back in 2005 I wrote the following essay 'Bernstein's Sibelius' I've always admired 'Lennie' and he was a fine exponent of Sibelius. It was a great shame that his VPO Sibelius cycle remained incompl ...
  Topic: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY CYCLE 2017-18 SAKARI ORAMO
kullervopete

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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:50 am   Subject: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY CYCLE 2017-18 SAKARI ORAMO
Very good news that Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are to give a cycle of the Sibelius Symphonies plus other works at London's Barbican Centre this autumn and through to January, 2018. ...
  Topic: Notes on new releases
kullervopete

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PostForum: Recordings   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:45 pm   Subject: Notes on new releases
Recently purchased a fine new recording of several Sibelius songs sung by American soprano Jamie Barton with Brian Zeger [piano] also includes songs by Dvorak and Mahler. The Sibelius songs are 'Blac ...
  Topic: Coming to Sibelius Fresh
kullervopete

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PostForum: Recordings   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:14 pm   Subject: Coming to Sibelius Fresh
Hi Blondhein, great that you have discovered Sibelius. Probably your biggest challenge will be exploring the great Fourth Symphony which for me is the finest work that he wrote. As regards the First ...
  Topic: Letters and articles from my archives
kullervopete

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Sibelius Literature   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:21 am   Subject: Letters and articles from my archives
I penned the following essay in 2005 in which I discuss the Third Symphony of Sibelius, a work that as always meant a great deal to me--kp


Sibelius’s ‘English’ Symphony
By Peter Frankland

On ...
  Topic: Osmo Vänskä quits Minnesota Orchestra
kullervopete

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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:22 am   Subject: Osmo Vänskä quits Minnesota Orchestra
I've recently listened to the Sibelius Sixth Symphony with Vanska and Minnesota Orchestra in a BBC broadcast. My verdict. A tremendous performance. I sense that the maestro has broadened his approa ...
  Topic: Sibelius At The Proms 2016
kullervopete

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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:28 am   Subject: Sibelius At The Proms 2016
I just had a thought. With the 'Classical' Promenade Concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall gradually sliding into extras such as Musicals and Pop, why not introduce a few 'classical' snippets into s ...
  Topic: Sibelius At The Proms 2016
kullervopete

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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:04 am   Subject: Sibelius At The Proms 2016
Following last years 150 celebrations when Sibelius had all seven Symphonies performed and other works, this season is a bitter disappointment. Sibelius is allotted just eight minutes. On August 1st ...
  Topic: Letters and articles from my archives
kullervopete

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PostForum: Sibelius Literature   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:07 am   Subject: Letters and articles from my archives
The following essay dates from 2008 and concerns a mysterious Chamber work that Sibelius might have been working on during his study in Vienna--kp.

Vienna, a lost chamber work and the genesis of En ...
  Topic: Youtube videos
kullervopete

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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:44 am   Subject: Youtube videos
I just love 'Onward Ye Peoples' from Sibelius's Masonic music. Here is the Georgia Tech SO and Choir--kp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Z6bzWSH-k
  Topic: what's that lurking in your cd player?
kullervopete

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:27 am   Subject: what's that lurking in your cd player?
Just played Vaughan Williams Fifth Symphony with Andre Previn conducting the London SO. This is part of a box set containing all nine symphonies plus Violin Concerto, Bass Tuba Concerto and Wasps Ove ...
  Topic: Notes on new releases
kullervopete

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PostForum: Recordings   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:43 am   Subject: Notes on new releases
Praga Digitals have released dynamic live performances from the 1960's from the Leningrad Philharmonic under Mravinsky. The chief interest for me was the only known performance of Sibelius's Third Sy ...
  Topic: Letters and articles from my archives
kullervopete

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Sibelius Literature   Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:11 am   Subject: Letters and articles from my archives
The following letter to the Gramophone was from 2006.--kp



Dear Sir,

In Jayne Lee Wilson’s first letter [November, page 23] she was clearly rattled by Tully Potter’s effrontery in daring to ...
  Topic: Notes on new releases
kullervopete

Replies: 72
Views: 4768

PostForum: Recordings   Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:43 am   Subject: Notes on new releases
Sibelius Symphonies 5 and 7 plus En saga. Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Recorded live at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.--kp

Halle CDHLL7543
  Topic: Osmo Vänskä quits Minnesota Orchestra
kullervopete

Replies: 22
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PostForum: Performances   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:08 am   Subject: Osmo Vänskä quits Minnesota Orchestra
I see that Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra will be recording the remaining Symphonies 3, 6 and 7 in nine sessions at the City's Orchestra Hall in May and June which will complete the Sibelius Symph ...
  Topic: Berlin Phil & Simon Rattle's symphony cycle release
kullervopete

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PostForum: Recordings   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:00 am   Subject: Berlin Phil & Simon Rattle's symphony cycle release
I see that Sir Simon Rattle will become chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017--kp
  Topic: Letters and articles from my archives
kullervopete

Replies: 20
Views: 1174

PostForum: Sibelius Literature   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:09 am   Subject: Letters and articles from my archives
The Bard is undoubtedly one of Sibelius's greatest compositions. As with the Fourth Symphony, the piece will never be amongst the composers most popular works. But it is a work of tremendous concent ...
  Topic: WELCOME BACK TO THE SIBELIUS FORUM
kullervopete

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PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:31 am   Subject: WELCOME BACK TO THE SIBELIUS FORUM
After an absence of around 27 days the Sibelius Forum is back!
I have missed browsing all things Sibelius. Thank you Kurki and all concerned in getting this great music site up and running again--kp ...
  Topic: Förspel for brass ensemble JS 83
kullervopete

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PostForum: Other Works   Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:52 am   Subject: Förspel for brass ensemble JS 83
I also have that Hyperion disc with the London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble cond. Christopher Larkin. Includes four Sibelius pieces for Brass including the Praeludium [1891] The JS numbers are not given. ...
  Topic: what's that lurking in your cd player?
kullervopete

Replies: 447
Views: 75743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:16 am   Subject: what's that lurking in your cd player?
Last evening I played Sibelius's Seventh Symphony in a broadcast performance from the Royal Festival Hall, London on 8th March, 1963. Sir Adrian Boult conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orch. I have n ...
 
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