JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Pelléas et Melisande, King Kristian II Suite, Belsazar's Feast, Valse triste, Karelia Suite, Finlandia.
Catalogue Number: 10J067
Label: Hännsler Classic
Description: Sibelius made 20 piano transcriptions of orchestral works and, as the notes tell us, it was only in the 1980s that Finnish pianists began investigating them since they provide the grand gestures and big sounds which are conspicuously lacking in the composer's original piano works which are modest in scope and technical demands. Henri Sigfridsson (piano).