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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4

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Catalogue numberBIS-1996 SACD
Release date2013-03-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time74:10

GRAMMY winner 2014. Best Orchestral Performance

”This is a thoroughly compelling account of Sibelius’s enigmatic Fourth Symphony. Vänskä is one of the greatest living Sibelius conductors and knows how to bring out the despair at the heart of this spare, icy, almost rebarbative masterpiece.” The Daily Telegraph, 27/4 2013

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received
tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 34:27
01 I. Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico 09:36 $ 2.34 USD
02 II. Andante (ma non troppo lento) 08:45 $ 2.12 USD
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro – Lento (ma non troppo) – Tempo I 04:34 $ 1.10 USD
04 IV. Finale (Quasi una fantasia). Andante – Allegro molto 11:32 $ 2.85 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 38:14
05 I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio 11:59 $ 2.89 USD
06 II. Allegro molto vivace 04:17 $ 1.06 USD
07 III. Il tempo largo 13:10 $ 3.17 USD
08 IV. Allegro 08:48 $ 2.23 USD
 
  Album total 74:10
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo
OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra

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