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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
OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra

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