Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39by Jean Sibelius Conductor:
Period: Romantic Written: 1899; Finland Date of Recording: 03/11/1962
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82by Jean Sibelius Conductor:
New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic Written: 1915/1919; Finland Date of Recording: 03/27/1961
Reed, reed, rustle, JS 42by Jean Sibelius Conductor:
Period: Romantic Written: Finland Date of Recording: 08/11/1963
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ANOTHER TAKE ON THE SIBELIUS 5TH...October 6, 2014By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL)See All My Reviews"It is now 5AM, Monday, Oct.6...and I have had a revelation. I had no idea Leonard Bernstein was so good with Sibelius---and here he is, on an ArkivMusic re-release. I just heard it on my favorite Classical Masterpieces channel on the TV, and now I will have two favorite interpretations. Bernstein does some interesting things with the tempos, like taking the first movement a little faster than Davis, and shuttling back and forth between tempos in the second and third movements, all to excellent effect, emphasizing the grandeur of the second theme in the finale. I liked the way he gradually fed more and more gas, so to speak, accelerating the tempo in the first movement, and I held my breath all the way to the last four bars. I remember when I was at Tanglewood in 1956, was it, studying conducting with him, and we had some interesting discussions about tempos and various articulations and other technical stuff. Of course, Ormandy was no slouch, whatever he conducted, and Louis Lane's contribution should be most delightful. Thank you for making these albums available once more!"Report Abuse
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