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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1986 SACD
Release date2011-12-30
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time78:04

Music Web International: Recording of the Month July 2012.

Now, some 15 years after the appearance of his previous cycle of Sibelius’s symphonies, Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä has returned to the works in recording, and with his Minnesota players he has recorded the first disc in a new cycle. The Sibelius expert Robert Layton, in his introduction to the programme, presents the Second Symphony as ‘the symphony by which many music lovers find their way to Sibelius’, and in his discussion of the Fifth he quotes the composer himself, in a comment about symphonic form: ‘a river with innumerable tributaries feeding it before it broadens majestically and flows into the sea’.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  Symphony No. 2 in D 46:04
01 I. Allegretto 09:11 $ 2.20 USD
02 II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato 16:28 $ 3.95 USD
03 III. Vivacissimo - Lento e soave - attacca - 05:47 $ 1.39 USD
04 IV. Finale. Allegro moderato 14:38 $ 3.51 USD
  Symphony No. 5 in E flat 30:42
05 I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato 13:13 $ 3.17 USD
06 II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto 08:35 $ 2.06 USD
07 III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai 08:54 $ 2.14 USD
  Album total 78:04
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ConductorVänskä, Osmo
OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra

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