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Sibelius: Symphonies 5 & 6, Swan Of Tuonela / Berglund, London Philharmonic

Sibelius / Lpo / Berglund
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Lpo   Catalog #: 65   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund (1929–2012) was one of the last conductors with a direct personal connection to Sibelius, and the composer encouraged Berglund early in his conducting career. Berglund’s Sibelius performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra had a special quality, shown in the Second and Seventh Symphonies already released on the LPO label (LPO-0005), and these live concert recordings allow the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies to take flight. Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund (1929–2012) was one of the last conductors with a direct personal connection to Sibelius, and the composer encouraged Berglund early in his conducting career. Berglund’s Sibelius performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra had a special quality, shown in the Second and Seventh Symphonies already released on the LPO label (LPO-0005), and these live concert recordings allow the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies to take flight. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
2. Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923; Finland 
3. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderato
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104: II. Allegretto moderato
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104: III. Poco vivace
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104: IV. Allegro molto
Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela

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