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Sibelius: Symphonic Poems / Sanderling, Berlin Symphony


Release Date: 02/19/2008 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 4915   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo BerglundKurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Sanderling manages [the Valse Triste] very well indeed - lilting and regretful - just as it should be. Nightride shows what a coach of orchestras Sanderling was with pin-point precision and accurate ensemble. Rhythm and dynamics are just so...En Saga’s finely etched wavelets at the start are done with steely precision and it roars and clamours (with some slight over-saturation) just as well as it whispers and shimmers....The mesmeric string ostinati superbly look forward to Night Ride and Sunrise. Sanderling’s account of the latter is successful: buzzing with blade-sharp definition and with an impressive depth of recording. Sanderling stands here as the conjurer of clouds and enchanter of winds."

-- Rob Barnett,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
2.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Nightride and sunrise, Op. 55 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Length: 16 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Length: 19 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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