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Osmo Vänskä



Osmo Vänskä, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in Finland, is praised for his intense, dynamic performances and his compelling, innovative interpretations of the standard, contemporary and Nordic repertoires. He began his musical career as a clarinettist, occupying the co-principal’s chair in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra for several years. After studying conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, he won first prize in the 1982 Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition. His conducting career has included substantial commitments to such orchestras as the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. As principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 2008, he raised the orchestra’s international profile particularly through notable interpretations of Sibelius, which led to successful tours and recordings. His numerous discs for BIS continue to attract the highest acclaim; more recently his Beethoven symphony cycle with the Minnesota Orchestra has broadcast the exceptional dynamism of his current musical partnership to audiences worldwide. Meanwhile Vänskä is heavily in demand internationally as a guest conductor with the world’s leading orchestras, enjoying regular relationships with such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of Washington. Among the many honours and distinctions he has been awarded are the Pro Finlandia medal, a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Musical America’s Conductor of the Year Award, the Sibelius Medal and the Finlandia Foundation Arts and Letters Award.
 


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Mahler - Symphony No. 5
BIS-2226 SACD
First disc in a new Mahler series
 €15
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
BIS-2078 SACD
Final disc in the series
 €15
Sibelius: Kullervo & Kortekangas: Migrations
BIS-9048 SACD
2-disc set
 €30
Sibelius - Symphonies 3, 6 and 7
BIS-2006 SACD
The long-awaited final disc in the Sibelius cycle from Minnesota...
 €15
Sibelius - Lemminkäinen Suite & The Wood Nymph
BIS-1745 SACD
 €15
Sudbin plays Beethoven & Mozart Concertos
BIS-1978 SACD
 €15
Aho - Symphony No.15
BIS-1866 SACD
 €15
The Unknown Sibelius
BIS-2065 CD
 €15
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4
BIS-1996 SACD
 €15
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5
BIS-1986 SACD
Nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award
 €15
The Sibelius Edition Vol.13 - Miscellaneous works
BIS-1936 CD
5 discs for the price of 3 (four CDs + bonus DVD)
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.12 - Symphonies
BIS-1933 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
Beethoven - Piano Concertos 4 & 5
BIS-1758 SACD
Gramophone: Editor's Choice April 2011.
 €15
Nielsen - The Symphonies
BIS-1839 CD
3 CDs for the price of 2
 €30
Kalevi Aho - Symphony No.13
BIS-1316 CD
 €15
Bruckner - Symphony No.4 (Romantic)
BIS-1746 SACD
 €15
The Sound of Sibelius
BIS-1645 SACD
 €15
Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies
BIS-1825 SACD
5 SACDs for the price of 2
 €30
The Sibelius Edition Vol.8 - Orchestral Works
BIS-1921 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
To Be Certain of the Dawn
BIS-1726 CD
 €15
Beethoven - Symphonies 2 & 7
BIS-1816 SACD
 €15
The Sibelius Edition Vol.5 - Theatre Music
BIS-1912 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
YL - the Voice of Sibelius
BIS-1433 CD
 €15
Beethoven - Symphonies 1 & 6
BIS-1716 SACD
 €15
The Sibelius Edition Vol.3 - Voice & Orchestra
BIS-1906 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.1 - Tone Poems
BIS-1900 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
Nielsen & Aho Clarinet Concertos
BIS-1463 SACD
 €15
Sibelius - The Origin of Fire
BIS-1525 CD
 €15
The Essential SIBELIUS
BIS-1697 CD
15 CDs for the price of 4
 €60
Beethoven - Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’
BIS-1616 SACD
 €15
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