On February 2, Susanna Mälkki and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra are set to release an album featuring three masterful compositions of Jean Sibelius under BIS Records. This upcoming collection is highly anticipated for its exploration of Sibelius’ renowned works, including the compelling Karelia Suite, the emotionally charged Rakastava, Op. 14, and the evocative Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22. This collaboration serves as a testament to Mälkki’s commitment to preserving and evolving the legacy of Finnish classical music, solidifying the profound link between the conductor, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and the timeless creations of Jean Sibelius who premiered many of his works with the HPO.
For those interested in securing a copy, the album is currently available for pre-order here.