Best Sibelius Books

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1. Symphonies 1 and 2 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (November 30, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0486278865

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Finland’s greatest composer and a major figure in the development of Scandinavian music, Jean Sibelius (18651957) is admired for his complete mastery of symphonic form. Of the seven symphonies he composed, each differs greatly from the others, for Sibelius rarely approached the symphonic “problem” the same way.

Each work seems committed to the thoughts, feelings and logic of the moment. Sibelius’s first two symphonies remain among his most accessible and popular. Of all his symphonic works, perhaps the First Symphony, composed in 189899, adheres most to classical form yet reflects the spirit of Nordic nationalism that came to be associated with the composer’s music.

The Second Symphony, perhaps his most expansive and melodious work in symphonic form, demonstrates Sibelius’s increasing command of orchestral form and scoring. These two major works are reprinted here from the definitive full-score editions published by Breitkopf & Hrtel of Leipzig.

2. Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 in Full Score

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (May 21, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0486842219

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The music of composer Jean Sibelius (18651957) is often credited with helping Finland form a national identity in its struggle for independence from Russia. Inspired by nature and Nordic mythology, his works include seven symphonies as well as tone poems and choral music.Symphony No.6 in D Minor, Op.

104, is a “poem within the framework of a symphony,” and Symphony No.7 in C Major, Op. 105, is a one-movement “symphonic fantasy.” Conductor Osma Vnsk, a noted interpreter of the composer’s music, observed that “Number Six is autobiographical. An aging man feels his own incapacity.

The ideals are there, but he cannot reach them. The Seventh forms a pair with the Sixth, but it is not autobiographical. Number Seven is sacred music.” Reprinted from authoritative sources, this edition offers musicians and music lovers a sturdy, single volume of Sibelius’s last symphonies.

3. Finlandia, Valse Triste and Other Works for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (January 14, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0486411620

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Finland’s greatest composer created imaginative, individualistic works for keyboard, drawing upon the wealth of folkloric traditions associated with his native land. This unique compilation presents the best of Sibelius’ piano music in one convenient, inexpensive volume. Carefully chosen selections include original piano transcriptions by the composer of the tone poem Finlandia and Valse triste.

Also featured: Six Impromptus, Sonata in F Major, Kyllikki (Three Lyric Pieces), Three Sonatinas, Two Rondinos, three flower pieces, five tree pieces, and an assortment of six character pieces. Authoritative editions.

4. Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (Kalmus Edition)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Alfred Music; Pck edition (March 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0769283074

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Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 Book Brand: Alfred Publishing Model Number: 00-K04690

5. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Author: by James Hepokoski
Published at: Cambridge University Press (April 30, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0521409582

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Sibelius’s Fifth is one of the great late-Romantic symphonies. In this searching account, based on a wealth of new information, James Hepokoski takes a fresh look at the work and its composer. His findings have implications beyond Sibelius himself into the entire repertory of post-Wagnerian symphonic composition.

In addition to providing a descriptive analytical overview, the book also chronicles the work’s initial composition and subsequent revisions. It concludes with a discussion of the composer’s own prescribed tempos, along with a comparison of several different recordings.

6. Finlandia and Other Tone Poems in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (February 1, 1991)
ISBN: 978-0486264837

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Full orchestral scores of Finlandia, Valse Triste, The Swan of Tuonela, Lemminkainen’s Return, En Saga, Pohjola’s Daughter, Night Ride and Sunrise, and The Oceanides.

7. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: Edition Eulenburg No. 770

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Eulenburg (June 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-3795762513

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What they find is a series of “S” words that reveal a “spectacular story!” With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The “S” Files is a children’s Christmas musical your kids will love performing.

8. Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (April 8, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0486426686

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“It is hard to think of any music in which the composer is more spontaneous and masterful, and uncompromising in his thought.” Olin Downes, Thompson’s International Cyclopedia These revolutionary works brought a strikingly organic almost architectural unity to the symphony that music historians recognized as far in advance of anything in the classical masters.

Planted with seeds of change already evident in the beautiful, dark third symphony, the fourth symphony presented the most individual work in this form that the twentieth century had yet witnessed. Harmonically new, boldly innovative, and structured on a subtle continuity of line, this was a kind of music previously unheard in the concert hall.

Austere and intensely concentrated, Sibelius’s symphonies of 1907 and 1911 are frequently performed around the world by major orchestras.

9. Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82, in Full Score

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (March 30, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0486416953

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One of the greatest Scandinavian composers and a truly original figure in twentieth-century music, Jean Sibelius (18651957) put his native country Finland on the musical map. According to Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, he was, “in the fullest sense of the term a musical patriot [who] enriched Finnish music, both officially and spontaneously, with a large number of works likely to form Finland’s national art treasures.” Like the composer’s other symphonic music, the Fifth Symphony is entirely personal in content and form, taking on its character from the composer’s life experiences, and distinguished by a simplicity and lucidity that have made it one of Sibelius’s most popular works.

Neither “deliberately modern nor studiedly archaic,” notes Grove’s, “it is simply, in its most characteristic manifestations, unlike any other music.”

10. Sibelius Orchestral Works: An Owner's Manual (Unlocking the Masters)

Author: by David Hurwitz
Published at: Amadeus; First Edition (March 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1574671490

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Jean Sibelius was not only Finland’s greatest composer, he was one of the most distinctive and appealing musical voices in the first half of the 20th century, especially renowned for his characterful handling of the romantic symphony orchestra. His example has led directly to an unprecedented cultural flowering in his homeland, making this small country of 5 million people a powerhouse in the world of classical music composition and performance.

Sibelius The Orchestral Works An Owner’s Manual considers over 80 individual orchestral pieces, from songs and choruses to symphonies, tone poems, overtures, and theatrical music. Along the way, readers are invited to identify and enjoy the fascinating mix of elements that make up Sibelius’s colorful personal idiom.

Two CDs accompanying the text offer not only a rich selection of music by Sibelius, including two complete symphonies and two of his most popular tone poems, but also a representative selection of the best Finnish music by his contemporaries and successors.

11. Great Twentieth-Century Violin Concertos in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: Dover Publications (July 6, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0486285702

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This volume contains the original full scores of three of the most popular modern violin concertos. Included are Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 among the most played and recorded of all violin concertos; Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op.

61, a ravishing combination of bravura and sweetness; and Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82, a masterpiece of lyricism and virtuosity that is considered one of the composer’s finest works. Reproduced from authoritative European and Russian editions, all three scores are now available in this inexpensive one-volume score, enabling musicians and music lovers to study and enjoy three classics of the violin repertoire.

12. 13 Pieces Op. 76, No.2 – Etude: Piano

Author: by Jean Sibelius
Published at: MUSIC SALES AMERICA (January 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-8759854105

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14. Romance, Op. 24, No. 9: Sheet (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Jean Sibelius

Published at: Alfred Music (May 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-1470619329

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This beautiful character piece in D-flat Major was written in 1903 but is still an excellent example of 19th Century romanticism, with rolling right hand chordal accompaniment over a cello-like “expressivo” melody. The piece becomes fairly challenging in its later sections, with octave and cadenza work.

Biographical and performance notes are included.

15. Sibelius Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies)

Author: by Timothy L. Jackson
Published at: Cambridge University Press; Revised ed. edition (February 26, 2007)

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Sibelius Studies presents a new portrait of this popular and prolific composer. Sibelius’s symphonies often have been mentioned in the same breath with Beethoven’s; indeed, in the twentieth century, they have enjoyed a commensurate popularity. The book contextualizes Sibelius’ symphonies and tone poems in the larger development of European music, especially its transition from late romanticism to modernism.

The relationship between Sibelius the man and his music, his personal life and creative work, is explored, with new revelations emerging from sketches, diaries, and letters.