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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5

Composer Jean Sibelius
Performer Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1986 SACD
EAN 7318599919867
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Jan 2012
Total time 78'04

Nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award

Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra record Sibelius Symphonies (~ 5,5 min.)

Music Web International: Recording of the Month, July 2012; 5 Diapasons, Diapason 05/2012

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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  Jean Sibelius
  Symphony No. 2 in D 46'04
01 I. Allegretto 9'11
02 II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato 16'28
03 III. Vivacissimo - Lento e soave - attacca - 5'47
04 IV. Finale. Allegro moderato 14'38
  Symphony No. 5 in E flat 30'42
05 I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato 13'13
06 II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto 8'35
07 III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai 8'54
  Album total 78'04
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ConductorVänskä, Osmo
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