Jean Sibelius

Winter with Sibelius

(Digital Album)

Finnish National Opera Chorus
Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Sibelius Quartet
Jubilate Choir
Kampin Laulu Chamber Choir
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Virtuosi di Kuhmo
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Peter Csaba, conductor
Michael Güttler, conductor
Kyösti Haatanen, conductor
Timo Lehtovaara, conductor
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Pertti Pekkanen, conductor
Astrid Riska, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Ilari Angervo, viola
Yoshiko Arai, violin
Pertti Eerola, organ
Ralf Gothóni, piano
Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
Eero Heinonen, piano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Ritva-Liisa Korhonen, soprano
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Heini Kärkkäinen, piano
Karita Mattila, soprano
Juha Riihimäki, tenor
Jan Söderblom, violin


Digital Only

January 2024

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1450-2


Track listing

Digital Only 2:16:06
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 9:22
1 II. Andante ma non troppo lento 9:22
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (1905) 16:32
2 I. Allegro moderato 16:32
3 Valse triste, Op. 44/1 5:48
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63 11:13
4 I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio 11:13
5 En etsi valtaa, loistoa (We Ask for Nothing Rich or Rare), Op. 1 2:31
6 On hanget korkeat nietokset (High are the Snowdrifts), Op. 1 No. 5 2:20
7 Det mörknar ute 2:49
Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 6:02
8 IX. The Death of Mélisande 6:02
9 Kom nu hit, död, Op. 60/1 2:40
10 Mazurka, Op. 81/1 2:26
11 Romance, Op. 78/2 3:24
Five Esquisses, Op. 114 2:10
12 II. Talvikuva (Winter Scene) 2:10
13 Jo joutuu ilta (Over Hill and Dale), Op. 1/3 2:10
14 Tervehtii jo meitä (Now is Christmas Coming), Op. 1 2:46
15 Joululaulu (Nyt seimelle pienoisen lapsen) 2:15
16 Canzonetta, Op. 62 a 3:56
Suite in A major for string trio 3:32
17 II. Andante con moto 3:32
18 Adagio for String Quartet in D minor 11:18
Sonatina Op. 80 13:13
19 II. Andantino 4:32
20 III. Lento - Allegretto 4:05
String Quartet in A minor (original version) 9:08
21 II. Adagio ma non tanto 9:08
Lemminkäinen Legends, Op. 22 9:07
22 II. The Swan of Tuonela 9:07
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63 11:24
23 III. Il tempo largo 11:24
24 Andante festivo (1922) 4:27

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Complete description

“How strange! I can very clearly feel the smell of snow.” – Jean Sibelius


The surrounding nature formed an integral source of inspiration for Finland’s ‘national composer’ Jean Sibelius. Sibelius’ music is often linked in the minds of people with winter and snow. Although Sibelius enjoyed the beauty of all seasons, he also suffered from bouts of depression during the winter months. This final instalment of ‘Sibelius’ four seasons’ includes several of Sibelius’ winter-themed compositions, including his Christmas songs, Op. 1, as well as music from his austere 4th Symphony.