Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6

Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6

Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 502
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: I. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: I. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico

    11:20
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: II. Andante
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: II. Andante

    09:29
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo. Allegro
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: III. Scherzo. Allegro

    05:15
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: IV. Finale (Quasi una fantasia). Andante - Allegro molto
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39: IV. Finale (Quasi una fantasia). Andante - Allegro molto

    12:06
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderato

    08:05
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: II. Allegretto moderato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: II. Allegretto moderato

    06:10
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: III. Poco vivace
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: III. Poco vivace

    04:04
    $2.40
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: IV. Allegro molto
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 104: IV. Allegro molto

    10:11
    $7.20

Total running time: 66 minutes.

Album information

This eagerly awaited recording is the second in Thomas Søndergård's Sibelius series with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Their recording debut, Symphonies 2 & 7, revealed Søndergård to have a profound understanding of the great Finnish composer. Sibelius has been a major feature of Søndergård's relationship with the BBC NOW since their debut eight years ago; their widely acclaimed Proms performance of the symphonies was a highlight.

Symphony No. 1 combines the best of Russian romantic orchestration and melodic magic with a distinctive Nordic character and wonderful contrasts of texture and colour.

In the Sixth, Søndergård's detailed reading highlights the many felicitous touches in Sibelius' writing and conjures heavenly tones from the strings in the closing bars.

This recording will cement their partnership as one of the great new Sibelius teams.