This is a 3 CD collection of the music of Jean Sibelius.... Finland's most revered composer. Sibelius's cycle of seven completed symphonies has been considered one of the most important in European music. He played a key role in forming Finnish identity on the world scene. (See Scans above for track listing)
Musically, Sibelius progressively stripped away formal markers of sonata form in his work and, instead of contrasting multiple themes, he focused on the idea of continuously evolving cells and fragments - - culminating in a grand statement. His later works are remarkable for their sense of unbroken development, progressing by means of thematic permutations and derivations.
His influences include Ferruccio Busoni, Anton Bruckner and Tchaikovsky
This CD was produced by Reader's Digest in Germany in 1991.
NOTE: ALL INSERTS & THE 48-PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDED ARE WRITTEN IN GERMAN.
CONDITION: Gently used. CDs and jewel case are in great shape, only minor wear to jewel case. But no cracks or scratches. CDs play fine, I am listening to them right now. Booklet is in very good shape... but in German.
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