Sibelius Symphony No. 7 discography

This article aims to include information on all recordings of Sibelius's Seventh Symphony that have ever been available to the public.

Year of recording Conductor Orchestra Label(s) References
1933 Serge Koussevitzky[1] BBC Symphony Orchestra Naxos, EMI, Biddulph, Pearl , , , , ,
1940 Leopold Stokowski All American Youth Orchestra Music and Arts ,
1942 Sir Thomas Beecham New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Dutton Vocalion, Sony Classical , , , ,
1942 Vladimir Golschmann St Louis Symphony Orchestra Dante Lys ,
1944 Eugen Jochum Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra Dante Lys , ,
1949 John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra Dutton ,
1950 Paul van Kempen Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum) Telefunken
1952 Sixten Ehrling Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Finlandia , ,
c. 1953 "Antero Saike" (suspected to be a pseudonym for Nils-Eric Fougstedt) "Symphony Orchestra of Olympia" (suspected to be a pseudonym for the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra) Allegro
1954 Anthony Collins London Symphony Orchestra Beulah
1954 Sir Thomas Beecham Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ondine
1954 Sir Thomas Beecham Royal Philharmonic Orchestra BBC Legends
1955 Herbert von Karajan Philharmonia EMI
1955 Sir Thomas Beecham Royal Philharmonic Orchestra EMI
1960 Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra[1] Sony Classical ,
1962 Gennady Rozhdestvensky USSR State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra Yedang Classics ,
1962 Akeo Watanabe Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Denon, Epic , ,
1963 Adrian Boult Royal Philharmonic Orchestra BBC Legends
1965 Yevgeny Mravinsky Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra BMG/Melodiya
1965 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Cleveland Orchestra
1960/65 Leonard Bernstein[1] New York Philharmonic Sony Classical
1966 Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca
1967 Sir John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra EMI ,
1967 Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic[2] Deutsche Grammophon
1969 Carl von Garaguly Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Berlin Classics
1973 Paavo Berglund Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Disky
1974 Kurt Sanderling[1] Berlin Symphony Orchestra Brilliant Classics
1975 Colin Davis Boston Symphony Orchestra[1] Philips
1975 Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra RCA (Japan)
1977 Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra Vanguard Classics
1977 Yevgeny Mravinsky Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Altus
1981 Akeo Watanabe Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Denon
1982 Akeo Watanabe Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra TDK
1983 Vladimir Ashkenazy[1] Philharmonia Decca
1983 Alexander Gibson Scottish National Orchestra Chandos
1984 Paavo Berglund Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra EMI
1985 Neeme Järvi[1] Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra BIS
1985 Simon Rattle City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra EMI
1988 Leonard Bernstein Vienna Philharmonic Deutsche Grammophon
1989 Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra RCA Victor
1990 Adrian Leaper Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Naxos
1992 Lorin Maazel Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Sony Classical
1992 Leif Segerstam Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Chandos
1993 Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Finlandia
1993 Herbert Blomstedt San Francisco Symphony Decca
1994 Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra[1] RCA Victor
1994 Okko Kamu Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra Classico
1996 Paavo Berglund Chamber Orchestra of Europe Finlandia
1997 Osmo Vänskä[1] Lahti Symphony Orchestra BIS
1999 Georg Tintner Symphony Nova Scotia Naxos
1999 or earlier Marek Janowski French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Le Chant du Monde
2000 Petri Sakari Iceland Symphony Orchestra Naxos
2002 Leif Segerstam Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ondine
2002 James DePreist Oregon Symphony Orchestra Delos
2003 Sakari Oramo City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Erato
2003 Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon ,
2003 Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live ,
2003 Paavo Berglund London Philharmonic Orchestra London Philharmonic Orchestra , ,
2006 Leif Segerstam BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Music Magazine ,
2009 Pietari Inkinen New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Naxos ,
2012 John Storgårds BBC Philharmonic Chandos ,
2013 Okko Kamu Lahti Symphony Orchestra BIS ,
2014 Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales Linn Records ,
2015 Simon Rattle Berlin Philharmonic Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings ,


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Philip Haldeman, "Jean Sibelius" in Classical Music: The Listener's Companion ed. Alexander J. Morin (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2002), p. 870
  2. Abram Chipman, "Jean Sibelius" in The Twentieth High Fidelity Annual Records in Review ed. Edith Carter (Great Barrington: The Wyeth Press, 1975), pp. 396 - 398 "I will spare you descriptions of some of Karajan's questionable tempo relations in this highly unified one-movement work."

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