Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7: Kullervo; The Oceanides; Pohjola's Daughter

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AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson

Sir Colin Davis recorded the complete symphonic cycle of Jean Sibelius three times, first in the 1970s with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Philips, second in the 1990s with the London Symphony Orchestra on RCA, and third in the 2000s with the same orchestra on LSO Live. This 2016 box set is therefore a repackaged presentation, and may be regarded as the deluxe edition, because the seven symphonies, the tone poems Kullervo, The Oceanides, and Pohjola's Daughter are presented on five hybrid SACDs and one Blu-ray disc. While the previous recordings are all exceptional and highly recommended for any music library, audiophiles and collectors will be most interested in acquiring this set. The Super Audio discs are compatible with all standard CD players and provide an extraordinarily rich and spacious sound, while the Blu-ray disc is playable in all regions.

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
1 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 11:54 Amazon
2 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 09:27 Amazon
3 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 05:15 Amazon
4 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 12:59 Amazon
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
5 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 09:39 Amazon
6 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 14:49 Amazon
7 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 06:06 Amazon
8 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 14:00 Amazon
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
9 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 11:26 Amazon
10 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 11:05 Amazon
11 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 08:26 Amazon
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
12 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 11:41 Amazon
13 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 04:57 Amazon
14 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 12:41 Amazon
15 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 09:21 Amazon
Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82
16 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 13:36 Amazon
17 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 08:07 Amazon
18 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 09:13 Amazon
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
19 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 08:27 Amazon
20 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 04:50 Amazon
21 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 03:41 Amazon
22 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 08:49 Amazon
23 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 22:26 Amazon
24 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 14:24 Amazon
25 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 11:58 Amazon
Kullervo - Symphonic poem for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Op. 7
26 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 14:20 Amazon
27 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 14:04 Amazon
28 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 23:22 Amazon
29 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 10:17 Amazon
30 Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra 09:46 Amazon
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