Customer Reviews for: Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 / Vanska, Minnesota

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 a winner February 15, 2014
By Marguerite M. (Missoula, MT) -- See All My Reviews
I knew what I wanted, I ordered it before the Grammys were announced, mainly because the price was the lowest I could find. The CD was great, the price was right, it came quickly, and I still love it! Report Abuse

 The best yet February 14, 2014
By Dolores Rivard (Roseville, MN) -- See All My Reviews
This recording is awesome, very moving. It is now one of my favorites. Report Abuse

 Stunning Sibelius from Minnesota April 2, 2013
By W. Hecht (Exton, PA) -- See All My Reviews
The Sibelius 4th doesn't enjoy the great popularity of the 2nd and 5th (also available in a fine coupling from these same forces), and in fact many listeners find it hard going. Count me as part of the minority that hears the 4th as the absolute pinnacle of Sibelius' work. Spare, uncompromising, bleak, unconsoling, and desolate are just a few of the adjectives used by program annotator Robert Layton in his description of the piece, which was written by Sibelius following a battle with cancer. Each of these descriptors conveys a piece of the truth, but I'll borrow again from Mr. Layton for the words I find most apt: profoundly individual and deeply felt. This music provides a rare view deep into the heart and mind of a great composer, and Maestro Vanska and his Minnesotans rise magnificently to all of its challenges. This is the greatest 4th I've ever heard, live or recorded. The 1st is hardly lacking for fine recordings and this one holds its own well in the proverbial crowded field, but it's for the 4th that this disc must be heard. In terms of sonics BIS' latest recordings from Minnesota are now among the label's very considerable best, particularly in multichannel sacd mode. Report Abuse

 IIt is great! March 26, 2013
By J D  Blatchford (Mill Valley, CA) -- See All My Reviews
I LOVE Sibelius! Report Abuse

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