Got 10 Bucks? Want Sibelius Symphonies?

Hat tip to Nico Muhly of all people for this one. The other day he tweeted:

As a huge fan of the Osmo Vänskä cycle of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony recorded in 1996-97, I checked the link. “Like free,” turns out to be $9.99, but I see Muhly’s point. Less than 10 bucks for the best Sibelius cycle since Sir Colin Davis’ mid-1970s standard-bearer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a very small price to pay. Plus, you get all the important (Karelia, Lemminkäinen, Finlandia, En Saga) incidental music and tone poems as well as the not-so-important ones. (The Tempest, Overture in E major, Snöfrid, etc.)  All of that for less than $10, you might say it’s, like, free.

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4 thoughts on “Got 10 Bucks? Want Sibelius Symphonies?

  1. Brian:

    Thanks for the, like, tip. Nico has the most scatological website of a serious composer that I’ve ever seen, but he’s a fabulous composer. How do you like the Master Chorale’s CD of his choral works?

    Marshall Rutter

    1. Marshall, I love the LAMC’s Muhly recording, particularly “Bright Mass with Canons.” Am looking forward to hearing that piece live in WDCH at the season-opener in Oct. Also greatly anticipating the new Gorecki album this fall. The Miserere performance, a few weeks ago, absolutely blew me away!

    2. Dear John,have you arranged any of your Christmas carlos for SAB? Like so many choirs up and down the country we are struggling to recruit tenors but DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP OUR MEN altogether!!!!Please can you help? We want to continue singing your music!With kindest regards, Beate

    3. Dear John,have you arranged any of your Christmas caolrs for SAB? Like so many choirs up and down the country we are struggling to recruit tenors but DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP OUR MEN altogether!!!!Please can you help? We want to continue singing your music!With kindest regards, Beate

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