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Sibelius: The Symphonies & Tone Poems (Decca Collectors Edition) Box set


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  • Audio CD (9 April 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B007CW2FFM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,608 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - 1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energicoBoston Symphony Orchestra11:20£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - 2. Andante (ma non troppo lento)Boston Symphony Orchestra 9:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)Boston Symphony Orchestra 5:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - 4. Finale (Quasi una fantasia)Boston Symphony Orchestra13:11£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26Boston Symphony Orchestra 7:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Pohjolas Daughter, Op.49Boston Symphony Orchestra14:55£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sibelius: Tapiola, Op.112Boston Symphony Orchestra17:59£2.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 - 1. Allegretto - Poco allegro - Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo al allegroBoston Symphony Orchestra 9:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 - 2. Tempo andante, ma rubato - Andante sostenutoBoston Symphony Orchestra14:34£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 - 3. Vivacissimo - Lento e suave - LargamenteBoston Symphony Orchestra 5:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 - 4. Finale (Allegro moderato)Boston Symphony Orchestra14:31£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105 - Adagio -Boston Symphony Orchestra10:01£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105 - Vivacissimo - Adagio -Boston Symphony Orchestra 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105 - Allegro molto moderato - Allegro moderato -Boston Symphony Orchestra 3:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105 - Vivace - Presto - Adagio - Largamente molto -Boston Symphony Orchestra 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105 - AffettuosoBoston Symphony Orchestra 1:54£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Listen  1. Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C, Op.52 - 1. Allegro moderatoBoston Symphony Orchestra10:50£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C, Op.52 - 2. Andantino con moto, quasi allegrettoBoston Symphony Orchestra10:18£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C, Op.52 - 3. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)Boston Symphony Orchestra 8:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 - 1. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagioBoston Symphony Orchestra11:03£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 - 2. Allegro molto vivaceBoston Symphony Orchestra 4:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 - 3. Il tempo largoBoston Symphony Orchestra12:52£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sibelius: Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 - 4. AllegroBoston Symphony Orchestra 8:36£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82 - 1. Tempo molto moderato - Largamente - Allegro moderatoBoston Symphony Orchestra15:00£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82 - 2. Andante mosso, quasi allegrettoBoston Symphony Orchestra 9:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82 - 3. Allegro moltoBoston Symphony Orchestra 8:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104 - 1. Allegro molto moderatoBoston Symphony Orchestra 7:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104 - 2. Allegretto moderatoBoston Symphony Orchestra 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104 - 3. Poco vivaceBoston Symphony Orchestra 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sibelius: Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104 - 4. Allegro moltoBoston Symphony Orchestra 8:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22, No.2Boston Symphony Orchestra 9:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sibelius: Valse triste, Op.44Boston Symphony Orchestra 5:55£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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Listen  1. Sibelius: En Saga, Op.9Boston Symphony Orchestra17:49£2.29  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 1. Intermezzo (Moderato)Boston Symphony Orchestra 4:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 2. Ballade (Tempo di menuetto)Boston Symphony Orchestra 6:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)Boston Symphony Orchestra 4:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 1. Allegro moderatoLondon Symphony Orchestra16:44£2.29  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 2. Adagio di moltoLondon Symphony Orchestra10:11£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 3. Allegro, ma non tantoLondon Symphony Orchestra 7:25£0.79  Buy MP3 

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By chris hall on 21 Feb. 2013
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This is a seminal set of these works. If you want windswept forestscapes and lakes, then go for Berglund or Segerstam; high drama, Rozhdestvensky; mythic romantic narrative,Barbirolli, Ashkenazy or Ormandy; but if you want to reach deep into the dark heart of the Sibelian imagination, delved into and explored with utter intellectual rigour, uncompromising passionate engagement and a truly revelatory spiritual journey, then these have never been surpassed. Nor are they likely to be, even by Davis himself whose quest to perfect and refine his interpretaion has produced two further cycles with the LSO. Both are utterly superb cycles, but neither have the edge and improvisatory relish of this set, which has a sense of discovery and freshness that the later, perhaps wiser, but less spontaneous readings cannot replicate. Also, the LSO, though masterly, just can't match the fervour and aplomb of the Boston players with their scintillating strings, lucid woodwind and sonorous brass, underpinned by a percussion section whose dynamism is without parallel. As a result, the symphonies emerge with a cogency and compacted energy that even these terse works do not quite possess elsewhere, however idiomatic and exciting those performances may be. Indeed, I would suggest that whatever favourite readings you may possess (and I have many) it essential to supplement them with these truly historic accounts, which receive the best recording of any of the Davis versions.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Steve S on 28 Jun. 2012
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This 5 cd set deserves its 5 stars - the performances from Sir Colin and the Boston SO are very good indeed. With all 7 symphonies getting superb playing ( I've yet to hear a more powerful final chord in the 7th) plus the best tone poems and a decent violin concerto from Accardo you can't go wrong. A fantastic set of Sibelius works.
The reviewer who gave it one star just because some humouresques are missing is mad - I've never heard them and don't miss them. No need to denigrate the whole set because of some minor inconsiquential omissions. Recommended!
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For me, this is an excellent box set! I hadn't knowingly heard any of his compositions before, so for the price it was hardly a gamble. Well worth the purchase!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carole on 3 Nov. 2013
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This is one of the best Sibelius sets available even though many of the recordings were made some time ago.
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7 of 59 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Baker on 14 April 2012
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Although these are very fine performances especially symphonies 1,3 and 4 most collectors will have them already; so the only incentive to buy this set would have been the inclusion of the humoresques which Accardo recorded at the same time as the violin concerto with Sir colin davis conducting.

It could be that:
1. Philips (now decca)don't know any more what is in their archive.
2.They don't want to be bothered with the expense of transferring them to digital form.
3.The tape is damaged
4.Accardo does not want them issued.

Any combination of the above.

There is plenty of time available in the set as the humoresques took about 22 minutes.

So if you have the recordings already Don't bother, I know of at least three sales Decca have lost due to this ommission.

DJB
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