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29/05/2012

Jean Sibelius. The Seven Symphonies, etc - Kajanus, Beecham, Schneevoigt, Koussevitzky, Boult, Heifetz, etc. - HMV Sibelius Society / Columbia 1930-1939

Symphony no.1 in E minor, op.39      /      Symphony no.2 in D major, op.43      /      Karelia, op.11 - Intermezzo & Alla Marcia 
Belshazzar's Feast, op.51*   Oriental Procession  ~  Solitude  ~  Night Music  ~  Kadra's Dance        4 files zip FLAC  Mega Download  
Royal Philharmonic Society Orchestra  / *London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Robert Kajanus   
Vol.I:  Symphony no.5 in E flat major, op.82    /    Pohjola's Daughter, op.49    /    Tapiola, op.112        
Vol.II:  Symphony no.3 in C major, op.52
London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Robert Kajanus                           4 files zip FLAC  Mega Download  
Symphony no.7 in C major, op.105     - BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Serge Koussevitzky    
Vol.III:   Symphony no.6 in D minor, op.104     - Finnish National Orchestra  conducted by  Georg Schneevoigt      
Quartet in D minor, op.56     see Sibelius Chamber Music post                          2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download 
Vol.IV:  Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47  (Jascha Heifetz, violin)     /    The Oceanides, op.73*        
Night Ride & Sunrise, op.55*   [78's]   see below
Vol.V:  Symphony no.4 in A minor, op.63      /     Lemminkainen's Return, op.22/4      
The Tempest, op.109 -  Prospero - Miranda - Caliban's song - Intrada & Berceuse - The Oak Tree - Humoresque    [78's]  see below
Vol.VI:  In Memoriam, op.59       /      The Bard, op.64       /      En Saga, op.9                     7 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
From original 78's  Vol.IV:  Night Ride & Sunrise*   /   Vol.VI:  Pelleas & Melisande, op.46, nos 7,3,8   /   Valse Triste, op.44
The Tempest, op.109a - Prelude + Vol.V:  6 excerpts   +   Finlandia, op.26 (Columbia)           5 files zip FLAC  Mega Download  
London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham    /   *BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Adrian Boult     

Symphony no.4 in A minor, op.63    /    Luonnotar, op.70*
*Helmi Liukkonen, Soprano  - Finnish National Orchestra  conducted by  Georg Schneevoigt   
Andante Festivo, op.117a    - Finnish Radio Orchestra  conducted by  Toivo Haapanen  (or Tauno Hannikainen)  
3 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
EMI World Records  SH 133 / 173-4 / 191-2 / 207 / 237    78 Transfers by Anthony Griffith.  (original 78's by me....)


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The Recordings:
Symphony 1: 21/22 May 1930, Columbia LX 65-69     /    Symphony 2: 27/28 May 1930, LX 60-64   /   Karelia: 28 May 1930, LX 54 (Central Hall, Westminster)
Belshazzar's Feast: 24 June 1932, HMV DB.3937/8 (EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road)
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Symphony no.3: 21 June 1932     /     Symphony no.5: 21 June 1932   
Tapiola: 29 June 1932     /      Pohjola's Daughter: 29 June 1932     /     Symphony no.6: 3 June 1934  ( EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road)
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Symphony no.7: 15 May 1933
 (live @ Queen's Hall)  
     
Transfers from my 78 discs:  
Volume FOUR:  "Night-ride and Sunrise", op.55.    BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Adrian Boult   (23 Jan.1936)
Volume SIX & FIVE:   "The Tempest". Incidental music, op.109 - Prelude    (15 Nov. 1938)
Prospero - Miranda - Caliban's song - Intrada & Berceuse - The Oak Tree - Humoresque    (1 Nov. 1937)
Volume SIX:    "Koulema" - Valse triste, op.44    (15 Nov. 1938)     /       "Pelleas et Melisande". Incidental Music, op.46:   - 7: Entr'acte ~ 3:  Spring in the Park ~ 8: The Death of Melisande    (23 June / 7 July 1939)
"Finlandia", op.26    (1 Feb.1938 - Columbia LX 704)
London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.     Rec: EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road

......other dates below