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_20200907 (latest update 7 September 2020)

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

Comments and suggestions are welcome. If you would like to have your say, or to supply details of further recordings for inclusion, please contact Ian Maxwell via e-mail (click here). A blank Excel document that can be used to supply information can be downloaded here: Sibelius Discography Submission.

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

‘Nordic Love – Selected songs by Jean Sibelius’
Five Songs, Op. 37 (Den första kyssen; Lasse liten; Soluppgång; Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte ); Illalle; Kaiutar; Jubal; Six Songs, Op. 88 (Blåsippan; De bägge rosorna; Vitsippan; Sippan; Törnet; Blommans öde); Norden; Sommarnatten; Vem styrde hit din väg?; Marssnön; Demanten på marssnön; Narciss
Hedvig Paulig, soprano; Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Sibelius One SCD 001

Violin Concerto (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
David Oistrakh, violin; Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy
Sony Music SICC40097 (Japan)

Included on ‘Live in Tokyo 1970’
Symphony No. 2 (coupled with Mozart: Symphony No. 40)
Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell
Sony Music SICC40041 (Japan)

Included on: ‘Mariss Jansons: The Oslo Years’
Symphonies Nos 1, 2, 3 & 5; Finlandia; Karelia Suite, The Swan of Tuonela; Andante festivo, Valse triste (coupled with music by Mahler, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Strauss, Franck and others)
plus *Symphonies Nos 1 (rec. 1989) and *No. 2 (rec. 2002)
*DVD, previously unreleased performances
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons
Warner Classics 9029524247 (21 CDs + 5 DVDs)

Symphonies No. 1 & *No. 2
Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra / *NBC Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski
Cala Signum SIGCD2071 (physical CD)
SIGCD2071 (download)

Included on: ‘Serious Songs’
Svarta rosor; Den första kyssen; Norden, Säv, säv, susa; Die stille Stadt; Aus banger Brust; Var det en dröm; Kom nu hit, död (coupled with songs by Brahms, Schumann and Kuula)
Arttu Kataja, baritone; Pauliina Tukiainen, piano
Alba ABCD 456

Included on: Henryk Szeryng: Concertos. The SWR Recordings 1956–84
Violin Concerto (coupled with concertos by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others)
Henryk Szeryng, violin; Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hiroyuki Iwaki
SWR19092CD (2 CDs, historical)

Symphonies Nos 1–7; *Kullervo
*Lilli Paasikivi, soprano; *Tommi Hakala, baritone; *YL Male Voice Choir;
Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä
BIS-2506 SACD (4 discs)

Lilli Paasikivi, soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; YL Male Voice Choir;
Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä

Symphonies Nos 1 & 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Owain Arwel Hughes
Rubicon RCD 1055
First release in a complete symphony cycle

Included on ‘Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra – The Early Years, Volume 2 (1937–41)’
Finlandia; The Swan of Tuonela; Lemminkäinen’s Return; Symphony No. 1
(coupled with works by Telemann, Beethoven, Mozart & Enescu)
Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy
Pristine Audio PASC605

String Quartet ‘Voces intimae’ (coupled with Verdi: String Quartet)
Vertavo Quartet
Lawo Classics LWC 1201

Included on ‘Nordic Master Composers’
Six Impromptus, Op. 5 (coupled with works by Grieg, Nielsen & Stenhammar)
Maria Kihlgren, piano
Sterling CDA 1842-2

Included on ‘Malinconia’
Valse triste (coupled with works by Bach, Beethoven, Grieg and many others)
Ramin Bahrami, piano
Decca 4819674 (download)

Symphony No. 5 (coupled with Nielsen: Symphony No. 5)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Erik Tuxen
Forgotten Records FR1759 (Sibelius rec. 1952, Nielsen rec. 1950)

Included on ‘Ivry Gitlis – the Legend’
Violin Concerto (plus concertos, sonatas etc. by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bruch and many others)
Profil PH19056 (4 CDs; historical)

Included on ‘Pas de deux’ (coupled with works by Penderecki, Vasks, Debussy, Ravel, Piazzolla and others)
Vattendroppar, JS 216
Daniel Rowland, violin; Maja Bogdanovic, cello
Challenge CC 72833

Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, JS 185 (coupled with Grieg: Holberg Suite & String Quartet No. 1)
Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin; Sayako Kusaka, violin
B-sharp 9727206* (SACD, live recording)
*retailer’s order number

Symphonies Nos 1–7; Violin Concerto; Karelia Overture; Karelia Suite; Finlandia; Valse triste; Scene with Cranes; Night Ride and Sunrise; Belshazzar’s Feast Suite; King Christian II Suite; Pohjola’s Daughter; The Bard; The Oceanides; En saga; Tapiola; Scènes historiques I & II; Lemminkäinen; Two Serenades, Op. 69*; Six Humoresques, Opp. 87/89*
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste; *Joseph Swensen, violin
RCA 19439704812 (8 CDs, rec. 1987–89)

Included on ‘The World is [Y]ours’ (coupled with music by Fujikura, Rautavaara, Clyne and Ullén)
Theme and Variations for solo cello
Kati Raitinen, cello
Arcantus arc19012

Symphony No 2; King Christian II Suite
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Symphonies Nos 4 & 6
Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
Hallé CDHLL7553

Symphonies Nos 1–7; En saga; Finlandia; Night Ride and Sunrise; Lemminkäinen; Tapiola
Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling (symphonies); Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Vassily Sinaisky (tone poems)
Brilliant Classics 96113 (5 CDs)

Included on ‘Northern Lights’ (coupled with music by Palmgren, Hannikainen, Merikanto and Madetoja)
Étude, Op. 76/2; Scène romantique, Op. 101/5; Aquileja, Op. 85/4; Elegiaco, Op. 76/10
Gail Olszewski, piano
Centaur CRC 3732

Pelléas et Mélisande, extracts (Nos 1, 2, 3 & 8) (coupled with Schoenberg & Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta
Sony G010004133809Z (download)

Included on ‘Philharmonia Orchestra – Birth of a Legend’
Symphony No. 5 (coupled with music by Schumann, Schubert, Respighi and others)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan (rec. 1960)
Warner Classics 9029534951 (24-CD set)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Loris Tjeknavorian: Violin Concerto; Komitas Vardapet: Krunk)
Emanuel Tjeknavorian, violin; HR-Sinfonieorchester, Frankfurt / Pablo González (live recording)
Berlin Classics 0301424BC

Included on ‘Lines Written During a Sleepless Night
Våren flyktar hastigt; Säf, säf, susa; Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (coupled with songs by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and others)
Louise Alder, soprano / Joseph Middleton, piano
Chandos CHAN 20153

Included on ‘Sir John Barbirolli – The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection’
Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (coupled with music by Tchaikovsky, Schubert and many others)
New York Philharmonic / Sir John Barbirolli (rec. 1938–43)
RCA 19075988382 (6 CDs)

Symphonies Nos 1–7 (live recordings, 2015)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Sir Simon Rattle
Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR150072 (vinyl; 7 LPs)

Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (‘Milestones of a Conductor Legend: Paul Kletzki, Vol. 1’)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Paul Kletzki
Documents 286371 (download)

Symphony No. 3 (‘Milestones of a Conductor Legend: Paul Kletzki, Vol. 2’ – with music by Beethoven and Rachmaninov)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Paul Kletzki
Documents 286372 (download)

Included on ‘Japan meets Finland’
Romance in C major; Impromptu for strings (coupled with works by Sipilä, Nakada, Yamada, Okano, Koyama and traditional)
Aichi Chamber Orchestra / Yuri Nitta
Pilfink Records JJVCD-212 (or download link here)

Johanna Rusanen, soprano / Ville Rusanen, baritone / Estonian National Male Choir / Polytech Choir / Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hannu Lintu
Ondine ODE13385

Pelléas and Mélisande Suite*; Karelia Overture; Karelia Suite; King Christian II Suite
London Symphony Orchestra / Loris Tjeknavorian; * Philharmonia Orchestra / Enrique Bátiz
Alto ALC1404 (reissue)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin / London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn
UCCD52094 (Japanese release) (reissue)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Robin Ticciati
Ondine ODE13342

Included on ‘Horenstein in Venezuela 1954–1957’
Symphony No. 2 (coupled with works by Mahler, Vivaldi, Bruckner, Wagner & Beethoven)
Venezuela Symphony Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein
Tobu Recordings TBRCD0068 (4 CDs)

Violin Concerto (coupled with R. Strauss: Symphonia domestica)
Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Boston Symphony Orchestra / Charles Munch
Pristine Classics PASC568 (stereo, 1960)

Violin Concerto (coupled with piano/violin concertos by Mozart, Tchaikovsky etc.)
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, violin / Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Neville Marriner
Hänssler HC19001 (6 CDs)

Sonatina for violin and piano, Op. 80 (coupled with works by Bax, Delius, de Frumerie etc., rec. 1950s/1960s)
Henry Holst, violin; Frank Merrick, piano
Nimbus NI8826 (4 CDs)

Piano Music, Vol. 5
Four Lyric Pieces, Op. 74; Two Rondinos, Op. 68; Pensées lyriques, Op. 40; Six Pieces, Op. 97; Eight Pieces, Op. 99; Belshazzar’s Feast Suite, Op. 51; Valse lyrique, Op. 96a
Kikuo Watanabe, piano
Triton OVCT00164 (link to website in Japanese)

Lemminkäinen; Spring Song; Belshazzar’s Feast suite
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo
Chandos CHAN 20136

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard; Lund Male Chorus; Helena Juntunen, soprano; Benjamin Appl, baritone
Hyperion CDA68248

Symphony No. 5
SWR Symphonieorchester, Baden-Baden und Freiburg / Hans Rosbaud (historical recording, 1955)
SWR10535 (download)

Included on: ‘Great Soloists from the Richard Itter Archive’
Violin Concerto (rec. 1950s)
Ida Haendel, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Basil Cameron
ica classics ICAC5159 (4 CDs)

Included on: ‘Gil Shaham: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings’
Violin Concerto
Gil Shaham, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli
Deutsche Grammophon 4836334 (22 CDs)

Included on: ‘Shlomo Mintz: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings’
Violin Concerto
Shlomo Mintz, violin; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / James Levine
Deutsche Grammophon 4836318 (15 CDs)

Symphony No. 7 (coupled with works by Barber & Honegger)
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Serge Koussevitzky (rec. live 17 December 1948)
Pristine Classics PASC 561

Symphony No. 1
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Atma ACD22452 (download)

Included on ‘Liebesweisen’
Rakastava, JS 160c (coupled with music by Tallis, Mahler and others)
Ensemble Voktett Hannover
Rondeau ROP6172

Included on ‘Edith Peinemann: The SWR Studio Recordings 1952–65’
Violin Concerto (coupled with music by Reger, Franck, Bach, Beethoven and others)
Edith Peinemann, violin; SWR Symphonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg / Ernest Bour
SWR Classic SWR19074 (5 CDs)

Included on ‘Evgeny Mravinsky, Vol. 4’
Symphony No. 3 (live recording, 1963); The Swan of Tuonela (coupled with works by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov and many others)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Evgeny Mravinsky
Profil Medien PH18045 (10 CDs)

Finlandia (coupled with works by Smetana and Tchaikovsky)
Vienna Festival Orchestra / Hans Swarowsky (rec. 1957)
Forgotten Records FR 1952

Included on ‘Ruggiero Ricci Centenary Edition 1’
Violin Concerto (coupled with works by Paganini, Stravinsky and many others)
Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Hans Swarowsky
(rec. live, 1965, first release)
Rhine Classics RH-008 (6 CDs)

Included on ‘So Many Stars’
Sonatina in E major, Op. 80 (coupled with sonatinas by Alwyn, Berkeley, Crosse, Françaix and Frances-Hoad)
Fenella Humphreys, violin / Nicola Eimer, piano
Stone Records 5060192780826

Symphony No. 2 (coupled with music by Bach/Ormandy and Barber)
Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (rec. live in Tokyo, 1967)
King International KKC2173

Symphony No. 1; En saga
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Alpha ALPHA440

Symphonies Nos 1–7
Orchestre de Paris / Paavo Järvi
RCA 19075924512 (3 discs)

Included on ‘Deep in a Dream’
Songs: Serenad; Drömmen; Demanten på marssnön; Den första kyssen; Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; I natten (coupled with songs by Schumann, Grieg & Berg)
Raoul Steffani, baritone; Gerold Huber, piano
Challenge Classics CC72785

Symphony No. 2
(coupled with music by Strauss, Stravinsky & Dvořák)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli
Barbirolli Society SJB109293 (2 CDs)

Symphony No. 5
(coupled with music by Bruckner & Delius)
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli
Barbirolli Society SJB109091 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Nordic Piano Scenes’
Five Pieces (‘The Trees’), Op. 75; Till trånaden
(coupled with music by Grieg, Nielsen, Stenhammar & Peterson-Berger)
Ilona Saura, piano
Sheva Collection 193

Symphonies Nos 4–7 (rec. 1964–67)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Universal UCCG52176 [Japanese release; 2 CDs]

Finlandia; Valse triste; The Swan of Tuonela; Tapiola (rec. 1964–67)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Universal UCCG52180 [Japanese release]

Suite in A major for string trio, JS 186; String Trio in G minor, JS 210 (first movement)

Valse triste; Karelia Suite; Luonnotar; Andante festivo; The Oceanides; King Christian II Suite; Finlandia; Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 6 (coupled with works by Berwald, Stenhammar, Grieg, Nielsen etc.)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
Deutsche Grammophon 4835490 (8 CDs)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
Sayaka Shoji, violin; St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Temirkanov
Deutsche Grammophon UCCG1811 [Japanese release]

Symphony No. 2 (coupled with Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3)
Chineke! Orchestra / Roderick Cox
Signum SIGCD548

Incidental Music and Orchestral Works
Kuolema; King Christian II; Songs from Twelfth Night; Overture in A  minor; Belshazzar’s Feast; Overture in E major; Ballettscen; The Language of the Birds, Wedding March; Processional; Cortège; Menuetto; Pelléas et Mélisande; Musik zu einer Scène; Valse lyrique; Autrefois; Valse chevaleresque; Morceau romantique; Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam; Swanwhite; The Lizard; A Lonely Ski-Trail; The Countess’s Portrait; Scaramouche
Soloists / Choir / Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam
Naxos 8.506032 (6 CDs)

Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sixten Ehrling
Forgotten Records FR 1480

Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sixten Ehrling
Forgotten Records FR 1481

Symphonies Nos 5, 6 & 7
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sixten Ehrling
Forgotten Records FR 1482

Lemminkäinen Suite; Violin Concerto*
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / *Stockholm Festival Orchestra / Sixten Ehrling; *David Oistrakh, violin
Forgotten Records FR 1479

Symphony No. 5 (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5)
Cleveland Orchestra / Artur Rodzinski
Forgotten Records FR 1470

Symphony No. 5; Violin Concerto*; Pohjola’ Daughter
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein; *Zino Francescatti, violin
Sony SICC2198 [Japanese release]

Symphony No. 2; Finlandia; Valse triste, The Swan of Tuonela
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
Sony SICC2197 [Japanese release]

Symphonies Nos 1–7
Orchestre de Paris / Paavo Järvi
Sony SICC19027 (3 Hybrid SACDs) [Japanese release]

Piano Trio in A minor, ‘Hafträsk’; Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’; Souvenir, Op. 99/3
Trio La Rue
Pilfink Records JJVCD 193

Symphony No. 5; En saga; Finlandia; Tapiola; The Swan of Tuonela
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Warner Classical WPGS 10046 (SACD only – does not play on normal CD players)

Symphony No. 2 (coupled with works by Grieg)
Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne / Dmitri Kitayenko
Oehms Classical OC 457

Symphony No. 2 (coupled with Schubert: Rosamunde, extracts)
Concertgebouw Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin
Altus TALT038 (recorded 1979–80)

Finlandia; En saga; The Swan of Tuonela; The Oceanides; Valse triste; King Christian II Suite
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård
Linn CKD566

Included on ‘Saint Louis Classics’
Rakastava (mixed choir version), JS 160c (coupled with works by Vaughan Williams, Bantock, Kodály, Chilcott and others)
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus / Philip Barnes
Regent REGCD505

Included on ‘Celebrating 150 Years Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich’
Symphony No. 5 (coupled with works by Bruckner, Schumann, Schubert, Busoni and many others)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich / Esa-Pekka Salonen (rec. 2015)
Sony 88985495052 (14-disc set)

Sibelius: Songs (coupled with songs by Rachmaninov)
Five Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (Nu står jul vid snöig port; Nu så kommer julen; Det mörknar ute; Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt; On hanget korkeat, nietokset); På verandan vid havet; Norden; Svarta rosor; Säv, säv, susa; Five Songs, Op. 37 (Den första kyssen; Lasse liten; Soluppgång; Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte)
Jacques Imbrailo, baritone; Alisdair Hogarth, piano
Linn CKD 482

Sibelius 1957 Memorial Concert  and 14 Song Recital (1957/58)
Symphony No. 4; Five Songs (Säv, säv, susa; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Var det en dröm?; Svarta rosor; Demanten på marssnön – soloist Jussi Björling, tenor); Finlandia; En saga
New York Philharmonic / Martti Similä
14 Songs (Illalle; Var det en dröm?; Höstkväll; Demanten på marssnön; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Arioso; Våren flyktar hastigt; Se’n har jag ej frågat mera; Men min fågel märks dock icke; På verandan vid havet; Den första kyssen; Svarta rosor; Säv, säv, susa; Kom nu hit, död)
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano / London Symphony Orchestra / Øivin Fjeldstad
Pristine Classics PASC518 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Nikolai Sokokloff and the Cleveland Orchestra – Complete Recordings (1924–28)
Valse triste; Finlandia (both rec. 1924); Valse triste (rec. 1928)
Cleveland Orchestra / Nikolai Sokoloff
Pristine Classics PASC524 (3 CDs)

Symphonies Nos 5* & 7** (coupled with Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites)
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra / *Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam /
**Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul van Kempen
Pristine Classics PASC514 (recorded 1939, 1940, 1943, 1950)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Rautavaara’s Violin Concerto)
Tobias Feldmann, violin; Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège / Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Alpha 357

Violin Concerto (coupled with works by Stravinsky and Lu Pei)
Zhi-Jong Wang, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra / Thomas Sanderling
Accentus Music ACC30430

Included on ‘Esa-Pekka Salonen – The Complete Sony Recordings’
Symphony No. 5; Pohjola’s Daughter; Lemminkäinen; Kullervo; En saga; Violin Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Joshua Bell, violin; YL Male Voice Choir; Marianne Rørholm, soprano; Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Sony 88985471842 (61 CDs including music by many other composers, also featuring other orchestras and soloists)

‘Janne plays Sibelius – works for violin and piano’
Four Pieces, Op. 78; Sonatina in E major; Five Pieces, Op. 81; Valse triste (arr. Herrmann); Violin Concerto: second movement; Humoresque No. 1 (arr. Ekman); Mélisande from Pelléas et Mélisande (arr. Press); Novellette, Op. 102; Nocturne from Belshazzar’s Feast (arr. Press)
Janne Tateno, violin; Martti Rautio, piano
ZMM1801 (link to Japanese site)

Symphony No. 2; *Violin Concerto
Orchestre Radio National de France / *Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein; *Ivry Gitlis, violin
Recorded 1955/56
Pristine Classical PASC516

Symphonies Nos 4 & 7
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis
Alto ALC 1389

Included on ‘The Art of Singing: A Tribute to David Björling Vol. 1’
Var det en dröm?; Säf, säf, susa; Jubal (coupled with music by Ponchielli, Verdi, Beethoven and many others)
Lars Björling, tenor / Jan Eyron, piano (and others)
Sterling CDA 2822/23-2 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘La Nilsson – Complete Decca, Philips & DG recordings’
Orchestral songs: Var det en dröm?; Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Svarta rosor; Säf, säf, susa; Demanten på marssnön; Höstkväll; Våren flyktar hastigt
Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Vienna Opera Orchestra / Bertil Bokstedt
Decca 4832787 (79 CDs + 2 DVDs)

From 13 Pieces for piano, Op. 76: Nos 1–5, 7–10, 13 (coupled with music by Prokofiev, Ravel & Bartók)
Lika Bibileishvili, piano
Farao B108099

Rakastava: The Music of Jean Sibelius
Rakastava; Six Impromptus, Op. 5; Impromptu for strings; Malinconia; Romance in C; The Oak Tree (The Tempest); Flute solo from Scaramouche; Nocturne (Belshazzar’s Feast); Andante festivo
Chamber Domaine / Thomas Kemp
Resonus RES10205

Violin Concerto (coupled with works by Saint-Saëns & Stravinsky)
Ayana Tsuji, violin; Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Giancarlo Guerrero; Philip Chiu, piano
Warner Music (Japan) WPCS13754

Included on ‘Opus 8’
Theme and Variations for solo cello, JS 196 (coupled with works for cello or piano by Liadov, Scriabin, Lyapunov, Medtner, Ligeti & Kodály)
Elena Gaponenko, cello
Oehms Classics OC 1884 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Victor de Sabata: The Deutsche Grammophon & Decca Recordings’
En saga (coupled with works by Brahms, R. Strauss, Verdi, Wagner, Kodály, Respighi, Mozart, Beethoven & Berlioz)
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Victor de Sabata
Deutsche Grammophon 4798196 (4 CDs)

Violin Concerto (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Concerto & Meditation)
David Oistrakh, violin; Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy

Alto ALC1354

Included on ‘Georges Prêtre – The Complete RCA Album Collection’
Symphonies Nos 2 & 5; Night Ride and Sunrise (coupled with works by Donizetti, Verdi, Rachmaninov, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bruch, R. Strauss, Gluck, Gounod, Massenet & Saint-Saëns)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Georges Prêtre
Sony 88985475672 (12 CDs)

Violin Concerto (coupled with concertos by Berg, Brahms & Dvořák)
Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, violin; Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Bernharður Wilkinson
Smekkleysa ISO 3 (2 CDs)

Included on ‘Northern Fairies’
Novellette, Op. 102; Romance in F major, Op. 78 No. 2; Waltz, Op. 81 No. 3; Valse triste, Op. 44; Humoresque No. 2, Op. 87 No. 2; Danse champêtre No. 3, Op. 106 No. 3 (coupled with works by Merikanto, Melartin, Pärt, Grieg, Svendsen, Peterson-Berger, Glazunov & Tchaikovsky)
Sayaka Kinoshiro, violin; Irina Zakharenoba, piano

Symphony No. 2 (coupled with works by Mussorgsky & Prokofiev)
All-Star Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz
Naxos 2.110561 (DVD)

Included on ‘Leonard Bernstein, Vol. 1’
Symphonies Nos 1, 2, 5 & 7 (coupled with works by Arlen, Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Debussy, Haydn, Kern, Ravel, Rodgers, Sarasate & Tchaikovsky; also includes documentary film)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [and others] / Leonard Bernstein
C Major: 743008 (6 DVDs)

Impromptus, Op. 5 Nos 5 & 6; Kyllikki, Op. 41; Romance in D flat major and Barcarola from Op. 24; Der Hirt, Op. 58 No. 4; Valse triste, Op. 44 No. 1; Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op. 67 No. 1; The Birch and The Spruce from Op. 75; Rondino in G sharp minor, Op .68 No. 2; Elegiaco, Op. 76 No. 10; Lied, Humoristischer Marsch and Impromptu from Op. 97; Five Esquisses, Op. 114
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Sony 88985408502

Included on ‘Northern Cello’
Four Pieces, Op. 78 (coupled with works by Grieg, Vasks & Pärt)
Zoë Knighton, cello / Ian Munro, piano
Move Records MD 3420

Valse triste; Three Sonatinas, Op. 67;  Six Bagatelles, Op. 97; Five Characteristic Impressions, Op. 103; Four Lyric Pieces, Op. 74; Sonata in F major, Op. 12
Joseph Tong, piano
Quartz QTZ2123

Symphonies Nos 1–7; Kullervo*; Finlandia; Tapiola; The Oceanides; Oma maa**; Tulen synty***
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Berglund, with *Eeva-Liisa Saarinen (soprano), */***Jorma Hynninen (baritone), */***YL Male Voice Choir, */***State Academic Male Choir of the Estonian SSR; **Akateeminen Laulu
Warner Classics 0190295869151 (5 CDs)

Included on ‘Northern Timbre’ (coupled with works by Grieg & Nielsen)
Danses champêtres, Op. 106
Ragnhild Hemsing, violin / Tor Espen Aspaas, piano
2L138SABD (2 discs, SACD & Blu-ray)

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)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein
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)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
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)

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)

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

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])

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)

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

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)

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)

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

6 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.


    R Chlupaty
    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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