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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4

Composer Jean Sibelius
Performer Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1996 SACD
EAN 7318599919966
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Mar 2013
Total time 74'10

GRAMMY winner 2014. Best Orchestral Performance

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 tradition, 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.
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  Jean Sibelius
  Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 34'27
01 I. Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico 9'36
02 II. Andante (ma non troppo lento) 8'45
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro – Lento (ma non troppo) – Tempo I 4'34
04 IV. Finale (Quasi una fantasia). Andante – Allegro molto 11'32
  Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63 38'14
05 I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio 11'59
06 II. Allegro molto vivace 4'17
07 III. Il tempo largo 13'10
08 IV. Allegro 8'48
  Album total 74'10
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo
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