Discography & Recordings

Our Sibelius discography is being compiled by Ian Maxwell.

This is an ongoing project. Click this link to download the current work file as an Excel document: Sibelius_Discography_20170522 (latest update 22 May 2017)

Latest additions are shown in red. Completions of/corrections to previous entries are marked in blue.

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Listing of new or reissued recordings of music by Sibelius.
Information compiled by Ian Maxwell.
(Links either to the CD label or to retailers.)

Finlandia (coupled with Dvořák: Symphony No. 9)
Chineke! Orchestra / Kevin John Edusei
Signum Classics SIGCD515

Included on ‘Bernstein – Wiener Philharmoniker’
Symphony No. 1 (coupled with works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn, Mahler, Mozart, Shostakovich & Schumann)
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 7221 1 (8-CD set)

Included on ‘Karajan – Berliner Philharmoniker’
Symphonies Nos 5 & 6; The Swan of Tuonela (coupled with works by Beethoven, Honegger, Mahler, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss and others)
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 7230 3 (8-CD set)

Violin Concerto (rec. 1951 – coupled with works by Ponce, Vitali, Tartini, Kreisler & Wieniawski)
(Henryk Szeryng, violin; Orchestre de l’Association des Concerts Colonne / Ernest Bour; *Tasso Janopoulo, piano)
Forgotten Records fr 1288

Symphonies No. 1 & No. 6
(BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård)
Linn Records CKD 502

Included on ‘Music for Piano and Organ’
Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite, Op. 46 (arr. Karg-Elert); Andante cantabile in E flat major for piano & harmonium, JS 30b (coupled with works by Karg-Elert)
(Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson, piano; Jan Lehtola, organ)
Toccata Classics TOCC 0419

Included on ‘Landkjending’ (‘Recognition of Land’)
Rakastava; Sortunut ääni; Finlandia Hymn; Sydämeni laulu; Isänmaalle (coupled with works by Dvořák & Grieg)
(Ensemble Nobiles)
Genuin GEN17469

String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’ – arranged for string orchestra with double bass part by Pekka Kuusisto (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Serenade)

(Orchestre d’Auverge / Roberto Forés Veses)
Aparté AP 139

Included on ‘Arturo Toscanini: The Essential Recordings’
Pohjola’s Daughter; The Swan of Tuonela
(Various orchestras / Arturo Toscanini)
RCA: 88985376042 (20-CD set)

Included on ‘Siv Wennberg – A Great Primadonna: Vol. 5: Arias and Songs with Orchestra; Songs with Piano’
Säv, säv, susa; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Luonnotar
(Siv Wennberg, soprano / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Gunnar Staern/Eliahu Inbal/Øivin Fjeldstad)
Sterling CDA 1804/05-2 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Siv Wennberg – A Great Primadonna: Vol. 8: New Year’s Concert’
Den första kyssen; Säv, säv, susa; Svarta rosor; Giv mig ej glans…
(Siv Wennberg, soprano / Berngt Wennberg/Marcus Torén, piano)
Sterling CDA 1811/12-2 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Finland’ (Sibelius, Saariaho, Rautavaara, Linkola, Talvitie)
Rakastava; Finlandia Hymn [mixed choir versions]
(South West German Radio Vocal Ensemble / Marcus Creed)
SWR Classic SWR19031CD

Kullervo; Finlandia (with choir participation) (coupled with Kortekangas: Migrations)
(Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä)
BIS-9048 (2 SACDs)

Orchestral songs and orchestral works
Orchestral works:
Pohjola’s Daughter; The Oceanides; Romance in C major
Orchestral Songs (orchestrated by Sibelius): Koskenlaskijan morsiamet; På verandan på vid havet; I natten; Kom nu hit, död
‘In the Stream of Life’ (Orchestral Songs, orchestrated by Rautavaara): Die stille Stadt; Jägargossen; Hjärtats morgon; Älven och snigeln; Näcken; Jag är ett träd; Svarta rosor
Orchestral Songs (orchestrated by others): Hymn to Thaïs (orch.: Jalas); Demanten på marssnön (orch.: Hellman); Hertig Magnus (orch. Helasvuo)
(Gerald Finley, bass-baritone; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner)
Chandos CHSA 5178

Included on ‘Josta olen kotoisin’
Kansakoululaisten marssi; Sydämeni laulu; Kotikaipaus; three extracts from ‘Islossningen i Uleå älv’; Finlandia; Finlandia Hymn
(KaMu Choirs / Pekka Nebelung)
Alba NCD 55

Included on ‘And Bright Blows the Broom’ (songs by Vaughan Williams, Griffiths, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Nielsen and Larsson)
Kom nu hit, död; Be still my soul; Se’n har jag ej frågat mera; Fool’s Song
(Rolf Bromme, bass-baritone; Anouchka Mukherjee, piano)
Nosag Records 224

Included on ‘Key Connections: Salon & Symphonic Music For Organ’ (Demarest, Dupré, Franck, Guilmant, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius)
Andante cantabile in E flat major, JS 30b
(Susanna Veerman, organ; Mirsa Adami, piano) [disc also with Wim Does, organ]
Quintone Q16001

‘Voces intimae’ string quartet (coupled with Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, ‘Death and the Maiden’)
(Ehnes Quartet)
Onyx ONYX4163

Violin Concerto (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
(Lisa Batiashvili, violin / Staatskapelle Dresden / Daniel Barenboim)
Deutsche Grammophon 4796038

Included on ‘Stokowski: Acoustic – Volume 4’ (Johann Strauss II; Dvořák; Rimsky-Korsakov; Saint-Saëns; Sibelius; Brahms; Richard Strauss; Schubert; Mussorgsky; Eichheim; Puccini; Hoffstetter)
Finlandia (abridged version – rec. 1921)
(Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski)
Pristine Classical PASC476

Included on ‘Sibelius Piano Trio, Vol. 2’ (Sibelius, Wennäkoski, Saariaho)
Piano Trio in A minor, ‘Hafträsk’, JS 207; Piano Trio in C major, ‘Lovisa’, JS 208
(Sibelius Piano Trio)
Yarlung Records YAR 54765 (or as part of a 2-disc set: YAR52638)

Included on ‘Sibelius Piano Trio, Vol. 1’ (Schissi, Lefkowitz, Sibelius)
Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’, JS 209
(Sibelius Piano Trio)
Yarlung Records YAR 54763 (or as part of a 2-disc set: YAR52638)

Included on ‘Marian Anderson – Let Freedom Ring!’ (1939 Lincoln Memorial Concert, first restored release; 1961 Copenhagen Concert, first Release)
Den judiska flickans sång;  Svarta rosor (sung in English as Black Roses)
(Marion Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano)
Parsifal JSP 0683

Included on ‘Guila Bustabo – Volume 2’ (Saint-Saëns, Bruch, Sibelius, Kreisler)
Violin Concerto (rec. at a concert in 1965)
(Guila Bustabo, violin; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana / Jean Fournet)
Melo Classic MC 2029

Included on ‘All who Wander’ (vocal recital: Mahler, Dvořák, Sibelius)
Svarta rosor; Säv, säv, susa; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Kyssens hopp; Marssnön; Var det en dröm?
(Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Brian Zeger, piano)
Delos DE3494

Symphonies Nos 1–7; Kullervo; Pohjola’s Daughter; The Oceanides
(London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis; Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano; Peter Mattei, baritone; London Symphony Chorus)
LSO Live LSO 0675 (5 SACD Hybrid + 1 Pure Audio Blu-ray)

Included on ‘Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Nielsen’
Violin Concerto
(Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen)
Sony 88875167972 (6 CDs)

Included on ‘Beecham: The ABC Blue Network Concerts Volume 2’ (Wagner, Sibelius, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz)
Pelléas et Mélisande: Mélisande; Pastorale; The Death of Mélisande
(Blue Network Symphony Orchestra / Sir Thomas Beecham [rec. New York, 14 April 1945])
Pristine Audio PASC 470

Included on ‘Tribute to Hans Rosbaud’ (Bartók; Berg; Sibelius; Webern)
Valse triste; Tapiola
(Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud)
Praga: PRD250333

Included on ‘Eugen Jochum: Complete Recordings on DG’ (42 discs)
The Tempest Overture; The Oceanides; Night Ride and Sunrise
(Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Eugen Jochum [rec. 1955])
Deutsche Grammophon 4796314

Violin Concerto; Six Humoresques, Opp. 87 & 89
(Salvatore Accardo, violin; London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis)
Australian Eloquence: ELQ4825097

Included on ‘Bach 2 the Future Vol. 2 – Sutton, Ysaÿe, Beamish, Bach, Maxwell Davies, Stravinsky, Sibelius’
En glad musikant, JS 70
(Fenella Humphreys, violin)
Champs Hill Records CHRCD118 

Symphonies Nos 2 & 7; Finlandia
(Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Arvo Volmer)
ABC Classics 1000 Years of Classical Music Vol. 71

Symphonies No. 2 (rec. March 1960) & No. 4 (rec. July 1953)
(Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan)
Praga: PRD250354

Finlandia – Best of Sibelius
Karelia Overture; Karelia Suite; The Swan of Tuonela; Finlandia; Pohjola’s Daughter; The Bard; Festivo; Den första kyssen; Våren flyktar hastigt; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Svarta rosor
(Siv Wennberg, Geoffrey Parsons, Scottish National Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson, Sir Malcolm Sargent)
Warner 8519849

Music for violin and piano:
Four Pieces, Op. 78; Sonatina, Op. 80; Five Pieces, Op. 81; Danses champêtres, Op. 106
(Carlos Damas, violin; Anna Tomasik, piano)
Etcetera KTC 1564

Included on ‘Violin Sonatas & Pieces – Grieg | Nielsen | Sibelius | Stenhammar’
Four Pieces, Op. 78
(Baiba Skride, violin; Lauma Skride, piano)
Orfeo C 913 161 A

Symphony No. 2
(Sydney Symphony Orchestra / David Robertson)
Classical Live, download only

Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7
(Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä)
BIS-2006 SACD

Finlandia; En saga; Tapiola; The Swan of Tuonela
(Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan)
Warner Classics: 2434768462

Symphonies No. 1 & No. 6
(Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi)
Deutsche Grammophon 4830431

String Quartet in A minor, JS 183; String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’, Op. 56
(Leipzig String Quartet)
Musikproduktion Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 307 1957-2

Included on ‘Discover Symphonic Music’ (works by Smetana, Ravel, Elgar and others)
Andante festivo
(Cordoba International Ensemble / Francesco Chirivi )
Berlin Classics 0300718  

Violin Concerto (coupled with works by Brahms & Wieniawski)
(Arnold Eidus, violin / Orchestra of the Vienna Orchestral Society / Frederick Hummel) – recorded c. 1952
Forgotten Records FR 1121

Included on ‘Pierre Monteux: Decca Recordings’ (20-CD set)
Symphony No. 2
(London Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux)
Decca 4825410

Included on ‘Strings Attached’ (works by Pleyel, Sibelius, Fiorillo and Glière)
Canon in G minor, JS 50, for violin and cello (Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin; Fulbert Slenczka, cello)
Cybele CD 250.701

Symphony No. 2; Finlandia; Karelia Suite (recorded at concerts in Munich, October/November 2015)
(Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons)
BR Klassik 900144

Included on ‘Fluvial’ (Sibelius, Ravel, Byström, Schubert)
Four Lyric Pieces, Op. 74
(Anna Kuvaja, piano)
Alba ABCD 386

Symphonies Nos 3 & 7; The Swan of Tuonela (coupled with Debussy: Nocturnes)
(Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Yevgeny Mravinsky)
Praga SACD PRD350106

Complete Works for Brass Septet: Overture in F minor; Allegro; Andantino; Minuet; Prelude; Tiera; Song of the Athenians; March of the Finnish Jäger Battalion (Brass Septet Imperial)
Pilfink Records JJVCD-152

Symphonies Nos 5 & 7; En saga
(Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder)
Hallé cd hll 7543

Symphony No. 2 [recorded 1972]
(Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy)
HDTT (High Definition Tape Transfers) Blu-Ray

Included on ‘Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Volume 34: Sibelius, Grieg, Scriabin’ [Live recordings, 2015]
Six Impromptus, Op. 5; Five Pieces (The Trees), Op. 75 (Henri Sigfridsson, piano)
Five Pieces, Op. 85 (The Flowers) (Andrey Gugnin, piano)
Two Rondinos, Op. 68;  Sonatina No. 1, Op. 67/1; Valsette and Pensée mélodique from Op. 40; Linnaea and Harlequinade from Op. 76; Humoresques, Op. 97/1 & 6; The Village Church, Op. 103/1; Landscape II; Five Esquisses, Op. 114 (Rudi Spring, piano)
Klavier-Festival Ruhr 42 6008553451 7

Violin Concerto (coupled with Glazunov: Violin Concerto)
(Esther Yoo, violin / Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Deutsche Grammophon 4812157

Included on ‘Grieg – Thommessen – Sibelius’
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’
(Engegård Quartet)
BIS-2101 SACD

Violin Concerto (coupled with Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
(Yuzuko Horigome, violin / Concertgebouw Orchestra / Iván Fischer)
B015RRIO3K

Included on ‘Music for Cello and Piano’ (Sibelius, Pärt, Schnittke)
Andantino in C major; Andante molto in F minor; ‘Lulu’ Waltz; Malinconia
(Caussin Duo [Henrik-Kristian Häring, cello; Elisa Eleonore Häring, piano])
Bauer Studios ACD 6146

The Essential Sibelius
Finlandia; The Swan of Tuonela;  Violin Concerto; Valse triste; The Bard
(Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta;  Michael Ludwig, violin)
Beau Fleuve 610708-094975

Finlandia; The Swan of Tuonela; Violin Concerto; Valse triste; The Tempest: Berceuse; Symphony No. 7
(Philadelphia Orchestra, All-American Youth Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Jascha Heifetz, violin)
rec. 1929–40. Concerto & Symphony previously unpublished
Guild GHCD2428

Jussi Jalas – The Sibelius Recordings (3 CDs)
The Tempest – Suites Nos 1 & 2; Kuolema, incidental music; King Christian II Suite; Scènes historiques I & II; Scaramouche (abridged version); Swanwhite Suite; Finlandia; Andante festivo; Lemminkäinen; In memoriam
(Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra [Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra] / Jussi Jalas)
Decca Eloquence ELQ 4823311

Symphonies Nos 1–7 (rec. at public concerts in the Helsinki Music Centre 2015)
(Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hannu Lintu)
Includes documentaries about Sibelius and the music.
Arthaus Musik 101796 (DVD) / 101797 (Blu-ray) 5 discs

Norden – Songs by Jean Sibelius
Tanken; Illalle; Vem styrde hit din väg?; Bollspelet vid Trianon; Under strandens granar; Kyssens hopp; Hjärtats morgon; Den första kyssen; Lasse liten; Sommarnatten; Våren flyktar hastigt; Drömmen; Till Frigga; Säf, säf, susa; Jägargossen; Kaiutar; Demanten på marssnön; En visa; Svarta rosor; Sov in!; Vilse; Långsamt som kvällskyn; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Hennes budskap; Marssnön; Små flickorna; I natten; Och finns det en tanke; Norden ; Var det en dröm?
(Pia Freund, soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; Kristian Attila, piano)
Alba ABCD 384

Intimate Voices
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’; String Quartet in A minor
(Flinders Quartet)
ABC Classics 481 1982

Eugene Ormandy conducts Sibelius (8 CDs)
Symphonies Nos 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; Finlandia; Valse triste; Violin Concerto (2 performances: soloists Isaac Stern and Dylana Jenson); The Swan of Tuonela; Pohjola’s Daughter; The Oceanides; En saga; Tapiola; Karelia Overture; Karelia Suite
(Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy)
RCA 88875108582

Six Humoresques, Opp. 87/89; Two Serenades, Op. 69; Suite for Violin & Strings, JS 185; Two Pieces for violin & piano, Op. 2 (including original version of Epilogue); Serious Melodies for violin & orchestra, Op. 77; Five Pieces for violin & piano, Op. 81
(Nicolas Dautricourt, violin;  Orquestra Vigo 430 / Alejandro Garrido Porras; Juho Pohjonen, piano)
La Dolce Volta LDV23

Horst Stein – The Sibelius Recordings
Symphony No. 2; Night Ride and Sunrise; Finlandia; Lemminkäinen; En saga; Pohjola’s Daughter; Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; The Tempest – Overture &  Suite No. 1
(Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Horst Stein)
Australian Eloquence: ELQ4823922

Scaramouche, Op. 71
(Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam –
soloists: Bendik Goldstein [viola] & Roi Ruottinen [cello])
Naxos: 8573511

Symphonies Nos 1–7 (rec. at public concerts in the Berlin Philharmonie 2014–15)
(Berliner Philharmoniker / Sir Simon Rattle)
Includes concert videos / HD recordings of the entire symphony cycle and bonus Sir Simon Rattle interview video
4 CD + 2 Blu-ray
Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR150071

Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928–48 (7 CDs)
Symphony No. 1 (Kajanus)
Symphony No. 2 (Kajanus)
Symphony No. 3 (Kajanus)
Symphony No. 5 (Kajanus)
Karelia Suite, excerpts (Kajanus)
March of the Finnish Jäger Battalion (Kajanus)
Andante festivo (Sibelius)
Pohjola’s Daughter (Kajanus)
Belshazzar’s Feast, Suite (Kajanus)
Symphony No. 4 (Beecham)
The Tempest (Beecham)
Pelléas and Mélisande, excerpts (Beecham)
In memoriam (Beecham)
Luonnotar (Liukkonen / Schnéevoigt)
Symphony No. 6 (Schnéevoigt)
Symphony No. 7 (Koussevitzky)
King Kristian II, suite (Armas Järnefelt)
Violin Concerto (Heifetz / Beecham)
En saga (Beecham)
Lemminkäinen’s Return (Beecham)
Festivo (Beecham)
Finlandia (Beecham)
Valse triste (Beecham)
String Quartet in D minor ‘Voces Intimae’ (Budapest String Quartet)
Romance in F major, Op. 78/2 (Telmányi)
Danse champêtre Nos 1 & 2 (Telmányi)
Mazurka, Op. 81/1 (Ignatius)
Auf dem Heide, Op. 115/1 (Ignatius)
Malinconia, Op. 20 (Jensen)
Romance in D flat major, Op. 24/9 (Joyce)
Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36/4 (Anderson)
Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte, Op. 37/ 5 (Anderson)
Kom nu hit, Död, Op. 60/1 (Anderson)
Långsamt som kvällskyn, Op. 61/1 (Anderson)
The Bard (Beecham)
Warner Classics 2564605317

Symphonies Nos 1–7
(Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Lorin Maazel)
4 CDs & Blu-Ray-Audio
Decca 4788541

Symphony No. 2; Lemminkäinen’s Return
(Orchestre national de Bordeaux Aquitaine / Paul Daniel)
Actes Sud CD book ASM25

Swanwhite, complete incidental music; Ödlan (The Lizard);
A Lonely Ski-Trail; The Countess’s Portrait
(Riko Eklundh, narrator / Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam)
Naxos 8573341

Included on ‘Sibelius Violin Concerto / Sinding Suite in A minor’
Violin Concerto
(Itzhak Perlman, violin / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / André Previn)
Warner Classics 0825646130085

Symphonies Nos 1 & 7
(Uppsala Chamber Orchestra / Paul Mägi)
Swedish Society Discofil 1161

Included on ‘Introspective Odyssey’
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’
(Skyros Quartet)
Navona NV6005

Included on: ‘Barber · Sibelius Violin Concertos’
Violin Concerto; Serenade
(Boris Belkin, violin / Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Decca Virtuoso 4788909

Finlandia; Valse triste; The Swan of Tuonela; Tapiola
(Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan)
Deutsche Grammophon 4795120 (vinyl LP)

Symphonies Nos 3 & 7
(Boston Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis)
Decca 4788349

Sibelius Edition (14 CDs)
Symphonies Nos 1 &. 2 (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein)
Symphony No. 3; Lemminkäinen; En saga; Karelia Suite; The Bard (Helsinki Radio Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu)
Symphonies Nos 4, 5, 6 & 7 (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan)
Kullervo (Soloists; Choir; Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Jorma Panula)
Rakastava (Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner )
Spring Song; Finlandia; Pohjola’s Daughter; Night Ride and Sunrise; Luonnotar [soloist: Soile Isokoski]; Andante festivo; The Oceanides; Tapiola; King Christian II Suite; Kuolema (Op. 44 & Op. 62) (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi)
In memoriam; Scènes historiques, Suites 1 & 2; Scaramouche (extrened extracts); Swanwhite Suite; The Tempest, Suites 1 & 2 (Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra / Jussi Jalas)
Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (Suisse Romance Orchestra / Horst Stein)
Violin Concerto; Two Serenades; Humoresque No. 1 (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin / Staatskapelle Dresden / André Previn)
Våren flyktar hastigt ; Demanten på märssnon; Säv, säv, susa; Svarta rosor; Kom nu hit, död; Hållilå, uti storm och i regn; Les trois sœurs aveugles; Im Feld ein Mädchen singt; Souda, souda, sinisorsa; Finlandia Hymni ; Lastu lainehilla;  Illalle (Kim Borg, bass / Erik Werba, piano)
Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Längtan heter min arvedel ; På verandan vid havet; Romeo; Höstkväll; Den första kyssen; Långsamt som kvällskyn;  Norden; Narciss; Vilse ; Kullervon valitus (Tom Krause, baritone / Pentti Koskimies, piano)
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’ (Emerson String Quartet)
Malinconia (Heinrich Schiff, cello)
Granen; Talvikuva (Bengt Forsberg. piano)
Romance in D flat major (Shura Cherkassky, piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 14cds 4795102

Included on ‘Europakonzert 2015 from Athens’
Violin Concerto
(Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle)
Blu-ray: Euroarts 2060894
DVD: Euroarts 2060898

Included on ‘Itzhak Perlman – The Complete Warner Recordings’ (77-disc set)
Violin Concerto
(Itzhak Perlman, violin; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / André Previn)
Warner Classics: 2564615069

Included on ‘Different Voices – String quartets by Sibelius, Kaipainen, Tiensuu’
String Quartet ‘Voces intimae’
(Kamus Quartet)
Alba ABCD 383

Included on ‘Maestro Vladimir Spivakov – Anniversary Edition’ (5 CDs)
Violin Concerto
(Vladimir Spivakov, violin; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Termirkanov)
Melodiya MELCD1002300

Jedermann, incidental music*; Two Serious Melodies**, In memoriam
(*Pia Pajala, soprano, *Tuomas Katajala, tenor; *Nicholas Söderlund, bass, *Cathedralis Aboensis Choir; **Mikaela Palmu, violin; Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam)
Naxos 8573340

Sibelius Songs. 150th Anniversary Edition (4 CDs)
(Tom Krause / Irwin Gage; Elisabeth Söderström / Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Decca 4788609

Symphonies Nos 1–7 (rec. 1952–55)
(London Symphony Orchestra / Anthony Collins)
Decca 4788497 (The Vinyl Edition: LP release)

Sibelius Great Performances (mono & early stereo)
Symphonies Nos 1–7; Karelia Overture; Pohjola’s Daughter; movements from Pelléas et Mélisande; Night Ride and Sunrise (London Symphony Orchestra / Anthony Collins)
Lemminkäinen; Karelia Suite (Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Jensen)
String Quartet ‘Voces intimae’ (Griller Quartet)
Symphony No. 5; Finlandia (Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Erik Tuxen)
En saga; Tapiola; Finlandia; Valse triste (Concertgebouw Orchestra / Eduard van Beinum)
Violin Concerto (Jan Damen, violin; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Eduard van Beinum)
Finlandia; Valse triste; The Swan of Tuonela; Festivo; Karelia Suite; Tapiola (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud)
Violin Concerto; Songs (Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; London Symphony Orchestra / Øivin Fjeldstad)
Symphony No. 2 (London Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux)
Songs (Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Vienna Opera Orchestra / Bertil Bokstedt)
Symphony No. 5; Karelia Suite (London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Alexander Gibson)
Finlandia; Valse triste; King Christian II: Elegy, Musette (London Proms Symphony Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras)
Decca 4788589 (11 CDs)

Included on ‘Scandinavian Classics, Vol. 5’
Symphony No. 5 (Danish State Broadcasting Orchestra / Erik Tuxen, 1952)
Karelia Suite (Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Jensen, 1952)
Danacord DACOCD 757–758

Included on ‘Con Spirito’
Humoresques Nos 4 & 6, Op. 89b & Op. 89d
(Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin / Ivari Ilja, piano)
Alba ABCD291

Violin Concerto; Two Serenades [coupled with Nielsen’s Violin Concerto]
(Baiba Skride, violin; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra / Santu-Matias Rouvali)
Orfeo 4011790896229

Included on ‘Simon Rattle – The CBSO Years’
Symphonies Nos 1–7; Scene with Cranes
(City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
Warner Classics 2564610055

Pelléas et Mélisande; Musik zu einer Scène; Valse lyrique; Autrefois; Valse chevaleresque; Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jacob de Julin (Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam / Pia Pajala, soprano / Sari Nordqvist, mezzo-soprano)
Naxos 8573301

Works for violin & piano: Romance in F major; Religioso; Tanz-Idylle; Sonatina in E major; Rondino; Valse; Humoresques in D minor, G minor & E flat major
Songs: Under strandens granar; Våren flyktar hastigt; Drömmen; Se’n har jag ej frågat mera; Vilse; Illalle; Lastu lainehilla; Svarta rosor; Säv, säv, susa; Marssnön; Demanten på marssnön; Den första kyssen; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Hertig Magnus; Kom nu hit, död; Kaiutar
(Satu Jalas, violin [Sibelius’s own violin]; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano;
Folke Gräsbeck, piano [Sibelius’s Steinway at Ainola])
Ainola-01

Symphonies Nos 1–7 (Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu)
BIS-2076 SACD (3 discs; release September 2015)

Included on ‘I skogen – Nordic Songs’
Norden, Op. 90 No. 1; Skogsrået, JS 171; Six Songs, Op. 50 (Camilla Tilling, soprano / Paul Rivinius, piano)
BIS-2154 SACD

Belshazzar’s Feast, incidental music; Overture in E major; Scène de Ballet; Wedding March from ‘The Language of the Birds’; Cortège, Menuetto; Processional (Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam / Pia Pajala, soprano)
Naxos 8573300

Included on ‘Summer Night Concert 2015’
Finlandia (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta)
Sony 88875075772
(also available on DVD and Blu-Ray)

Included on ‘Sibelius / Vladigerov: Fire and Ice’
Violin Concerto (Svetlin Roussev, violin / Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Emil Tabalov)
Fondamenta FON 1402016

Symphonies Nos 1–7; Luonnotar; Pohjola’s Daughter; Violin Concerto; Finlandia; Valse triste; The Swan of Tuonela (New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein with Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Zino Francescatti, violin). Also includes music by Bruch and Grieg.
Sony 88875026142

Included on ‘Mariss Jansons Live – The Radio Recordings 1990–2014’
Symphony No. 1
(Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam / Mariss Jansons)
RCO Live (12CDs plus DVD) RCO15002

Piano Music, Volume 1
Kyllikki, Op. 41; Five Pieces (‘The Trees’), Op. 75; Five Pieces (‘The Flowers’), Op. 85; Five Romantic Pieces, Op. 101; Five Esquisses, Op. 114; Two Rondinos, Op. 68; Finlandia, Op. 26 (Joseph Tong, piano)
Quartz QTZ 2111

Kuolema, incidental music; King Christian II, incidental music; Overture in A minor; Two Songs from Twelfth Night (Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam; Pia Pajala, soprano ; Waltteri Torikka, baritone)
Naxos 8573299

Folke Gräsbeck plays Sibelius on the Ainola Piano
Andantino in B major, JS 44; Allegretto in B flat minor, JS 18; Largo in A major, JS 117; Nos 2 & 5 from Six Impromptus, Op. 5; Caprice & Romance in D flat major from Ten Pieces, Op. 24; Finlandia; Musette from the music to ‘King Christian II’; [Polka] ‘Aino’ in C minor; Valse triste; Pan and Echo; Rondino in G sharp minor, Op. 68 No. 1; The Spruce; Étude, Arabesque, Elegiaco, Capriccietto & Harlequinade from Thirteen Pieces, Op. 76; Five Pieces (‘The Flowers’), Op. 85; Two Pieces for Oscar Parviainen (1919); Souvenir & Moment de valse from Eight Short Pieces, Op. 99; Scène romantique, Op. 101 No. 5; The Village Church, Op. 103 No. 1; Landscape II
BIS-2132

Included on ‘Malinconia – Works for cello & piano by Sibelius & Grieg’
Malinconia; Valse triste
(David Geringas,cello; Ian Fountain, piano)
Profil Medien PH15005

Included on ‘Seiji Ozawa: The Complete Warner Recordings’
Violin Concerto (Masuko Ushioda, violin/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa)
Warner Classics: 2564613951

Finlandia; En saga; Valse triste; Tapiola; The Swan of Tuonela; Karelia Suite
(Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan)
Warner Classics 0724347684623

Lemminkäinen Suite; Pohjolas Daughter
(Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hannu Lintu)
Ondine ODE12625

Included on ‘Remembering Jussi’
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte;  Demanten på marssnön (Bror Magnus Tødenes, tenor/Håvard Gimse, piano/Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Ingar Bergby)
Simax PSC1338

Included on: ‘Mercury Living Presence 3’ (53-CD set)
Valse triste (London Symphony Orchestra/Antal Doráti); Alla marcia from Karelia Suite (Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra/Frederick Fennell); Symphony No. 2 (Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Paul Paray)
Mercury Living Presence: 4787896

Included on: ‘Eugene Ormandy: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Sibelius’
Symphony No. 2 (Philharmonia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy)
Testament SBT21503

Complete Works for Mixed Choir
(Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Heikki Seppänen
Ondine ODE12602D (2 discs)

Symphonies Nos 2 & 7
(BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Thomas Søndergård)
Linn Records CKD462

Piano Music, Songs, Chamber Arrangements
Valse triste; Souvenir, Op. 99 No. 3; Granen (The Spruce); Impromptu, Op. 5 No. 5; Drömmen (The Dream); Kullervon valitus (Kullervo’s Lament); Kyssens hopp (The Kiss’s Hope); Till Frigga (To Frigga); Under strandens granar (Under the Fir-Trees); Karelia Suite; Finlandia (Nazig Azezian, piano; Jussi Makkonen, cello; Annastiina Tahkola, mezzo-soprano; Esa Ruuttunen, baritone; Susanna Mieskonen-Makkonen, violin)
Charmi-01

Included on: ‘The Decca Sound – Mono Years (1944–1956)’
Lemminkäinen (Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Jensen)
Karelia Suite (Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Jensen)
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces Intimae’ (Griller Quartet)
Symphony No. 5 (Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Erik Tuxen)
Decca 4787946 (53-CD set)

Included on ‘Rohan de Saram /  Benjamin Frith – Ivor Keys/Sibelius/Brahms’
Malinconia, Op. 20 (Rohan de Saram, cello; Benjamin Frith, piano)
First Hand FHR 34

Included on ‘Boston Symphony Orchestra: Wagner and Sibelius’
Symphony No. 2 (Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons)
BSO 1401

Included on ‘Northern Lights’
Suite for violin and strings, JS 185 (Kathrin Ten Hagen, violin; Folkwang Kammerorchester/Johannes Klumpp)
Ars Production ARS 38 157

Symphonies Nos 1–7; Scene with Cranes; The Oceanides; Night Ride and Sunrise (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/*Philharmonia Orchestra/Simon Rattle)
Warner Classics 2564619878

Included on ‘Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà’
En etsi valtaa, loistoa, Op. 1 No. 4 (Angèle Dubeau, violin; La Pietà)
Analekta AN28730

Included on ‘Stenhammar · Sibelius · Piano Pieces’
Valse triste; Romance in D flat major, Op. 24 No. 9; Six Impromptus, Op. 5; Finlandia (Cassandra Wyss, piano)
Capriccio C5229

Included on ‘Oi jouluyö’ (Christmas Carols)
En etsi valtaa, loistoa, Op. 1 No. 4 (Soile Isokoski, soprano/Lapland Chamber Orchestra/John Storgårds)
Ondine ODE 1252-2

Included on ‘Masterpieces in Miniature
Valse triste (San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas)
SFS: SFS0060

Included on ‘Joulu – Nyt tähtitarhoihin laulu soi’ – Finnish National Opera Christmas
Three Christmas Songs from Op. 1: Det mörknar ute; Giv mig ej glans…;
On hanget korkeat, nietokset (Various artists)
Ondine ODE 1257-2

Included on: ‘Kyung-Wha Chung: The Complete Decca Recordings’
Violin Concerto (Kyung-Wha Chung/London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn)
Decca 4787611

Orchestral Favourites
Karelia Suite; Valse triste; Pohjola’s Daughter; The Swan of Tuonela; Andante festivo*; Three Movements from ‘The Tempest’; Finlandia; Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 2 (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Leif Segerstam; Pekka Kuusisto, violin; *Finnish Radio Orchestra/Jean Sibelius)
Ondine ODE 12652D

Included on: ‘Seiji Ozawa – The Philips Years’
Violin Concerto (Viktoria Mullova/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa)
Decca Original Jacket 478 749-5DC50

Included on: (1) ‘Herbert von Karajan – 3 Classic Albums’ and on (2) ‘Karajan 1980s’ [78-CD set]
Finlandia; The Swan of Tuonela; Valse triste; Tapiola; Pelléas et Mélisande (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan)
(1) DG 479 344-4GB3; (2) 0289 479 3448 6 78 CDs ADD GB78

Included on: ‘Joshua Bell – 3 Classic Albums’
Romance in F major, Op. 78 No. 2; Mazurka, Op. 81 No. 1 (Joshua Bell, violin/Samuel Sanders, piano)
Decca 478 716-3DC3

Included on: ‘Ida Haendel – Prague Recordings 1957–1965’
Violin Concerto (Ida Haendel/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ančerl)
Supraphon SU 4162-2

Included on: ‘Contrasts – Violin Concertos / Sibelius / Schoenberg’
Violin Concerto (Liana Isakadze/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra/
Alexander Lazarev)
Melodiya MEL CD 1002221

Included on: ‘Rarities of Piano Music at ‘Schloss vor Husum’, Vol. 25’
Piano Sonata, Op. 12 (Jean-Frédéric Neuburger)
Belshazzar’s Feast, Suite (Henri Sigfridsson)
Danacord DACOCD 739

Included on: ‘Lorin Maazel: Great Recordings’
Symphonies Nos 1–7 (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Lorin Maazel)
Sony 88697932382

Symphonies Nos 1 & 5 (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent)
Guild GHCD 2414

Included on: ‘Fantasia – British and Finnish Piano Trios’
‘Korpo’ Trio, JS 209 – movements II & III; Andantino in G minor, JS 43;
Allegro in D major, JS 27 (Backman Trio)
Fuga 9371

Included on: ‘Martinů/Sibelius/Mustonen’
Malinconia, Op. 20 (Steven Isserlis/Olli Mustonen)
BIS-2042 SACD

Included on: ‘Wiener Philharmoniker Edition’
Symphonies Nos 4 & 7; Tapiola (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Lorin Maazel)
Decca 478 675-6

Included on: ‘Suggestioni’ (Grieg, Nielsen, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky)
Andante festivo (GliArchi Ensemble)
Stradivarius 33977

Included on: ‘Nordic Cello Soul
Andantino in C major, JS 40; Andante molto in F minor, JS 36; ‘Lulu’ Waltz, JS 194;
Theme & Variations for solo cello, JS 196 (Hampus Linderholm/Mats Jansson)
Sterling CDA-1688

Included on: ‘Shao-Chia Lü & NSO Live
The Swan of Tuonela (Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra/Shao-Chia Lü)
NSO MU120003

Pelléas et Mélisande, suite; Swanwhite, excerpts; King Christian II, suite (Iceland Symphony Orchestra/Petri Sakari)
Chandos CHAN 10828X

Sibelius 1976–1981
Symphonies Nos 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6; En saga; The Swan of Tuonela; Karelia Suite; Finlandia; Valse triste; Tapiola (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan)
Warner Classics 2564633619

5 thoughts on “Discography & Recordings

  1. I was pleased to see that Sargents recordings of Sibelius symphonies 1 and 5 with the BBC SO have been reissued on Guild. Along with the second these recordings must have been some of my earliest introductions to these works. Sargent was a fine Sibelian and I can recommend these vintage performances. Sargent was always a reliable guide in the fifth symphony and especially in the huge first movement with its transition from the first part into the ‘Scherzo’. Many conductors become unstuck here! It was of course this very symphony that Sargent conducted in Helsinki on the day that the Master passed away.

  2. May we bring to your attention the following live recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto which we have published in our “Antal Dorati live” Series:

    Sibelius: Violin Concerto/Steven Staryk/LSO/ Doráti/ADL 203 c/w Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / LSO (rec. 1960).

    The following unpublished concert recordings may be preserved in radio archives:

    Symphony No 1/25 May 1971/Finnish RSO/Finnish Radio
    Symphony No 2/9 Dec 155/Minneapolis SO/Voice of America
    Symphony No 7/13 March 1973/Finnish RSO/Finnish Radio
    Tapiola/18 May 1969/Finnish RSO/Finnish Radio
    Violin Concerto/9 Dec 1955/Heifetz/Minneapolis SO

    Please feel free to contact us.

    Sincerely

    R Chlupaty
    ADCS
    19 March 2016

  3. I have a recording of the violin concerto of december 1982 by Ida Haendel and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta. It is part of a box of the Huberman Week Festival 30th anniversary (13 – 19 dec 19823 live recordings) 4 CD on Helicon Classics published in 2013

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