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The Karajan Collection - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 5


Release Date: 10/25/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 76882   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...the playing of the Philharmonia is really beautiful...the Fifth Symphony is Karajan's finest recording of the work. He handles the transitions in the first movement smoothly, adopts a sensible tempo for the Andante that brings out plenty of the music's amiable charm, and the finale not only features marvelous contributions from the strings and horns, but Karajan's timing of the final chords works extremely well... The remastered 1960s sonics are vintage EMI from the period, meaning warm and well balanced." --David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com "...the playing of the Philharmonia is really beautiful...the Fifth Symphony is Karajan's finest recording of the work. He handles the transitions in the first movement smoothly, adopts a sensible tempo for the Andante that brings out plenty of the music's amiable charm, and the finale not only features marvelous contributions from the strings and horns, but Karajan's timing of the final chords works extremely well... The remastered 1960s sonics are vintage EMI from the period, meaning warm and well balanced." --David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 46 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 Remastered Version): I. Allegretto: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 - Remaster): I. Allegretto
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 Remastered Version): II. Tempo andante, ma rubato: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 - Remaster): II. Tempo andante, ma rubato
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 Remastered Version): III. Vivacissimo: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 - Remaster): III. Vivacissimo
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 Remastered Version): IV. Finale (Allegro moderato): Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.43 (1998 - Remaster): IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 Remastered Version): I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto: Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 - Remaster): I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 Remastered Version): II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto: Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 - Remaster): II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 Remastered Version): III. Allegro molto - Un pochettino largamente: Symphony No. 5 in E Flat, Op.82 (1998 - Remaster): III. Allegro molto - Un pochettino largamente

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