Jukka-pekka Saraste Conducts Sibelius (sony Classi

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Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sony Classical announces another ten releases in its popular series of Classical Masters. This new batch of budget-priced sets contains major recording projects by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians. Between 1987 and 1989, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra made an acclaimed complete recording for RCA Victor of the symphonies and other major works by their compatriot Sibelius. Sony Classical is now issuing them together for the first time in a budget-priced 8-album box set. Gramophone wrote that “these are impressive, well characterized performances … Saraste is very much the servant of the composer … Momentum and continuity and the placing of detail in the right perspective in relation to the overall architecture are paramount considerations in Sibelius, and Saraste maintains an impressive flow.”CD 1Symphony No. 1 in E minor op. 39Karelia Overture op. 10 · Karelia Suite op. 11Finlandia op. 26​​​​​​​CD 2Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43Valse triste & Scene with Cranes from KuolemaNight Ride and Sunrise op. 55CD 3Symphony No. 3 in C major op. 52Belshazzar’s Feast op. 51King Christian II Suite op. 27CD 4Symphony No. 4 in A minor op. 63Pohjola’s Daughter op. 49 · The Bard op. 64The Oceanides op. 73CD 5Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major op. 82En saga op. 9 · Tapiola op. 112CD 6Symphony No. 6 in D minor op. 104Scènes historiques I op. 25Scènes historiques II op. 66CD 7Symphony No. 7 in C major op. 105Lemminkäinen Suite op. 22CD 8Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor op. 472 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra op. 874 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra op. 892 Serenades for Violin and Orchestra op. 69Joseph Swensen violin