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Monica Groop (mezzo), Peter Mattei (baritone)
London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
The mature Davis has a way with the music’s architecture like few other conductors. The pace of the expansive Second and Fifth Symphonies is masterful. Combined with the innate warmth and pretty... — More…
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam
The four Legends first began to surface in Sibelius's mind in 1893, at the same time as he was working on his Kalevala opera, The Building ofthe Boat, the prelude to which became The swanof Tuonela.... — More…
A survey of the music of Jean Sibelius
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Marko Ylönen (cello), Dong-Suk Kang (violin), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano) & Raimo Laukka (baritone), Tommi Hakala (baritone), Stina Ekblad (narrator), Helena Juntunen (soprano), Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano) & Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Anne Sofie von Otter...
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari
Most impressive. In its keen intelligence, fiery snap and thrust, Petri Sakari's account of the four Legends proves more than a match for the finest. The Iceland SO may not be world-beaters,... — More…