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Sibelius: Symphonies 1, 2, 5 & 7 / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic

Sibelius / Vpo / Bernstein
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 702208  
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Director: Humphrey Burton

Recorded live at the Wiener Musikvereinssaal, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 166 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9 + DVD 5)

In the mid 1980s, Unitel began recording a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies with Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic. Bernstein´s death in 1990 unfortuantely cut short this project after the release of Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 7. Recorded live at Vienna´s Musikverein, these ecstatic performances were the object of stellar reviews. On this double-disc
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Wiener Musikvereinssaal 
2. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Wiener Musikvereinssaal 
3. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Wiener Musikvereinssaal 
4. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Wiener Musikvereinssaal 

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