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Eduard van Beinum

Sibelus: Tone Poems; Violin Concerto (2CD)

Eduard van Beinum was quite a Sibelius pioneer and collected here are his complete Sibelius recordings for Decca and Philips. The set also marks the first appearance on CD of his Violin Concerto in a 1952 performance by Jan Damen (a former leader of the Concertgebouw) and the London Philharmonic. A collector’s haven, this 2CD set is completed with Thomas Jensen’s 1953 recording of the Four Legends, an absolute rarity, played with tremendous energy and spirit.

CD 1
En Saga, Op. 9
Tapiola, Op. 112
Finlandia, Op. 26
Valse Triste, Op. 44

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Eduard van Beinum

CD 2
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Jan Damen, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum

Four Legends , Op. 22

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Jensen