Our January 2018 magazine is being printed and will be sent out to subscribers within a few days.
Best wishes for a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year from Sibelius One!
We hope that you’ll be able to join us for the 2018 Sibelius Festival in Lahti. Dates and programmes have now been announced, and it’ll be an exciting event including a visit from Neeme Järvi and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra – so if you’re interested, please get in touch and make a provisional reservation. Click here for more information about Lahti 2018.
And why not treat yourself and your friends to an extra Christmas present? We recommend our new CD with Hedvig Paulig (winner of the 2011 International Sibelius Singing Competition) and Folke Gräsbeck – hear this superb singer on top form in an all-Sibelius programme. As a member, you even get a discount! Click here for more information about the CD.
The January 2018 issue of Sibelius One’s full-colour magazine is currently in preparation, with a selection of articles and contributions from eminent authors and scholars plus a listing of major new CD releases. Subscribers will receive the magazine in January.
To receive your magazine, make sure you select the ‘printed copies’ option when joining Sibelius One (just £5 for two issues).
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Highlights of the forthcoming issue:
- Sibelius’s music for ‘Everyman’ Eija Kurki
- Sibelius and Busoni Ernest Pauwels
- The Spell of Italy John Grimshaw
- Jean Sibelius. Un Finlandais en France Peter Frankland
- And the Sounds are Godlike: The Symphonies of Sibelius (Part Two) Leon Chia
Programmes and artists – including a guest orchestra and conductor – have been announced for the 2018 Lahti Sibelius Festival.
For more information about the music and about Sibelius One’s group visit to the festival, click here.
At the initiative of Sibelius One members Doug Whittet and Rob Ebbers, a list is being compiled of musical works dedicated to Jean Sibelius.
The current list is shown below. If you know of additions or other relevant information, please contact Doug Whittet by e-mail (click here).
The list will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.
|Bax, Arnold||Symphony No. 5||1932||London Philharmonic Orchestra / Raymond Leppard (Lyrita)|
|Busoni, Ferruccio||Orchestral Suite No. 2, Op. 34a||1905||BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Neeme Järvi (Chandos)||4 movements each with different dedicatee (1st to JS)|
|Constant, Marius||Hämeenlinna: An Imaginary Landscape||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Englund, Einar||Ciacona||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Josephs, Wilfred||In the North||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Melartin, Erkki||The Melancholy Garden (for piano), Op. 54||1908||Izumi Tateno (Ondine)|
|Merikanto, Aarre||Theme, Variations & Fugue for orchestra||1915||None?||No commercial recording?|
|Musgrave, Thea||Song of the Enchanter||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Nørgård, Per||Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land)||1956||Helene Gjerris et al. (Dacapo)|
|Picker, Tobias||Séance||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Rak, Štěpán||Elegy for solo guitar||1987||Štěpán Rak (Nimbus)|
|Ruders, Poul||Tundra||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
|Söderlind, Ragnar||Symphony No. 8 (Sibelius in memoriam)||2005||Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Fedoseyev (YouTube concert recording)||Quotes from Surusoitto; no commercial recording|
|Stenhammar, Wilhelm||String Quartet No. 4 in A minor, Op. 25||1907||Stenhammar Quartet (BIS)|
|Tüür, Erkki-Sven||Searching for Roots||1990||Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (Virgin)|
|Vaughan Williams, Ralph||Symphony No. 5 in D major||1943||Over 30 available!|
|Yuasa, Joji||The Midnight Sun||1990||Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona (Ondine)|
The Eighteenth International Lahti Sibelius Festival coincided with the centenary year of Finland’s political independence. In a previous year forty percent of tickets were sold to non-Finnish patrons, so its claim of international status is well justified. As usual concert tickets and hotel accommodation had been arranged at a special price for Sibelius One members. Click here to read the full review by Geoff Hayes.