Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Complete Works (JSW) – SON 623
edited by the National Library of Finland and the Sibelius Society of Finland
216 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 993 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-80325-7 | Linen
Three volumes of the Complete Edition and many single publications derived from them featuring piano music by Jean Sibelius have brought this weighty work group to center stage once again. The fourth volume, Piano Works Without Opus Number, rounds off this enjoyable collection. The sheer number of the pieces is enough to contradict the familiar prejudice that the piano played a subordinate role in Sibelius oeuvre. The Finnish composer repeatedly returned to this instrument for a variety of reasons, and in the wealth of small piano forms, one finds many a musical idea that was later elaborated and bore fruits for the large orchestral works.
You will find more music samples at the practicval editions Jean Sibelius Piano Pieces.