The Maiden in the Tower; Pelléas et Mélisande; Valse triste
Nightride & Sunrise Op. 55; Luonnotar Op. 70; Lemminkäinen Suite Op. 22
樂團：Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
ClassicsToday：10/10（Valse triste） & 9/8（Lemminkäinen Suite ）
The orchestra plays marvelously both here and in the Valse triste, and the recording is excellent, making this an unusually desirable Sibelius disc that many music lovers will want to add to their collections. It lasted in the domestic catalog for about 12 seconds, and so it's particularly welcome in this on-demand Arkivmusic.com pressing, complete with original notes and full Swedish/English libretto (hooray!).
Nevertheless, I'd still be delighted to have Järvi's fine-toned and brilliant reading as a plausible alternative, and in any event, Solveig Kringelborn gives one of the most searching renditions of the soprano part in Luonnotar yet realised on CD. In total, these are Sibelius performances of the front rank, and if you want a benchmark interpretation of the Lemminkäinen Suite, this is as good as you're likely to find, even if the string playing lacks the final ounce of lustre that Ormandy could conjure from these pages.