NEW RELEASES

Recommendations for February 2019

Symphony No. 15 - Kalevi Aho

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Symphony No. 2 - Zdenek Fibich

8.573157

A great performance of what is considered to be one of Fibich's greatest works.

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Symphony No. 4 (revised version) - Sergei Prokofiev

8.573186

A superb performance of the revised version of Prokofiev's problematic symphony.

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Symphony No. 1 - Zdenek Fibich

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7th January 2019

Greatest Finnish symphonies

Finland has produced so many great symphony composers, following in the tradition started by Jean Sibelius, that it has been tough narrowing down our choice to just ten composers and their finest symphonies.

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Sibelius is the composer who started the great Finnish symphonic tradition, and his fifth is justly his most popular symphony.

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Sallinen's fifth symphony, Washington Mosaics, is captivating in the way it contrasts dance-like rhythms with bleak, dissonant sections.

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Considered Melartin's masterpiece, this is reminiscent of Mahler's seventh symphony.

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A symphony of extremes, it begins with primal drumming, proceeds through a choir, and ends with a violent storm.

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Subtitled the "Angel of Light", this mystical and meditative work is justly Rautavaara's most popular symphony.

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Kokkonen is one of the most famous Finnish composers after Sibelius, and his fourth is his best-known symphony.

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A student of Sallinen, he has written three symphonies.

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Leif Segerstam is one of the most prolific symphony composers, and to date he has written 220 symphonies.

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Madetoja followed in the romantic style established by Sibelius, and his third symphony is considered one of his finest works.

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Eero Hämeenniemi's music is inspired by Indian music, and other traditions from the Far East.

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