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Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 5, Etc / Ormandy, Bernstein

Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 63060   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eugene OrmandyLeonard BernsteinLouis Lane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicCleveland Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1962 
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1961 
Romance for Strings in C major, Op. 42 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Louis Lane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Finland 
Date of Recording: 08/11/1963 

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 ANOTHER TAKE ON THE SIBELIUS 5TH... October 6, 2014 By 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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