Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor / En Saga / Tapiola / Finlandia / Four Legends / etc (rec 1953 & 1958)

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Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor / En Saga / Tapiola / Finlandia / Four Legends / etc (rec 1953 & 1958)
Jan Damen (violin) / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Eduard van Beinum

[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 July 2008

Eduard van Beinum was quite a Sibelius pioneer and collected here are his complete Sibelius recordings for Decca and Philips. The set also marks the first appearance on CD of his Violin Concerto in a 1952 performance by Jan Damen.

MusicWeb - Recording of the Year 2008

"Van Beinum revealed as a towering giant among Sibelian conductors. Jan Damen's Sibelius is a real sleeper - such concentration and such peach-deep full-lipped tone. A complete joy." (MusicWeb)

FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Eduard van Beinum was quite a Sibelius pioneer and collected here are his complete Sibelius recordings for Decca and Philips. The set also marks the first appearance on CD of his Violin Concerto in a 1952 performance by Jan Damen (a former leader of the Concertgebouw) and the London Philharmonic. A collector's haven, this 2CD set is completed with Thomas Jensen's 1953 recording of the Four Legends, an absolute rarity, played with tremendous energy and spirit.

Tracks:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
En Saga Op 9
Finlandia Op 26
Valse Triste Op 44
Tapoila Op 112
Four Legends