Jean Sibelius

Autumn with Sibelius

(Digital album)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Virtuosi di Kuhmo
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Peter Csaba, conductor
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor
John Storgårds, conductor
Ralf Gothóni, piano
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Karita Mattila, soprano
Olli Mustonen, piano
Ilmo Ranta, piano


Digital Only

October 2023

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1440-2


Track listing

Digital Only 2:58:30
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
1 Romance, Op. 42 4:47
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104 9:27
2 I. Allegro molto moderato 9:27
Lemminkäinen Legends, Op. 22 15:56
3 Lemminkäinen and the Maidens 15:56
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (1905) 9:16
4 II. Adagio di molto 9:16
5 The Bard, Op. 64 (1914) 8:07
6 Elegie, Op. 27/1 5:09
7 Norden, Op. 90/1 2:55
8 Höstkväll, Op. 38/1 4:59
9 Two Serenades for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69 11:34
10 Tapiola, Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, Op. 112 18:14
11 Luonnotar, Op. 70 8:53
Kullervo, Op. 7 15:18
12 Kullervo's Youth 15:18
Kyllikki, Op. 41 6:05
13 Andantino 6:05
14 Barcarole, Op. 24 No. 10 5:43
The Trees, Op. 75 5:57
15 3. The Aspen 2:26
16 5. The Spruce 3:31
10 Pieces for Piano (Zehn Klavierstücke), Op. 58 7:26
17 1. Rêverie 3:37
18 3. Air varié 3:49
19 Impromptu for strings (1894) 7:02
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104 10:39
20 IV. Allegro molto 10:39
21 Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 21:04

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Complete description

”The autumn sun is shining. The nature is in its farewell colors. My heart sings sadly – the shadows are getting longer.” (Jean Sibelius).


The surrounding nature always formed an integral source of inspiration for Finland’s ‘national composer’ Jean Sibelius. In his youth the composer imagined birds as various instruments of the orchestra, but also in his mature compositions the element of nature is very much present. When Sibelius moved to his home, Ainola, in 1904 – a place where he was to live and compose until his death in 1957 – his only request was a view to the lake nearby. As Sibelius’ biographer wrote: “When Sibelius first left Helsinki, Järvenpää [where Ainola is located] was to a large extent untouched countryside. Foals and sheep almost nosed their way into the house, and from time to time an elk majestically bestrode the grounds.” This peaceful environment inspired Sibelius to write the main part of his catalogue of works.


Alongside music from Sibelius’ 6th and 7th Symphonies this collection includes several of his Autumn-themed compositions alongside miniatures masterpieces, such as the emotionally gripping Romance Op. 42. Together with the 7th Symphony this chord meant the red colour for Sibelius, while the 6th Symphony (in D minor) meant shades of brown – both colours of the Autumn.