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Eloquence - Sibelius: Symphony No 2, Etc / Karajan, Berlin

Release Date: 09/18/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469647   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Gerhard Stempnik
Conductor:  Okko KamuHerbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Length: 47 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Gerhard Stempnik (English Horn)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Finlandia, Op.26, No.7: Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Allegro
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 1. Allegretto - Poco allegro - Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo al allegro
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 2. Tempo andante, ma rubato - Andante sostenuto
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 3. Vivacissimo - Lento e suave - Largamente
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43: 4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Valse triste, Op.44
The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22, No.2: Andante molto sostenuto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Fantastic Disc And a Great Bargain! October 17, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This CD is a total winner! Sibelius wrote exciting music to start with, and the Berlin Philharmonic and its wonderful conductors are the perfect medium! The featured cut, the Second Symphony, is a masterpiece presented perfectly by Okko Kamu. His timing and overall handling leave little to be desired, and, actually, I can't tell any difference between Kamu's presentation and that of Karajan in a previous recording. They both are excellent. For me, though, the highlight of the disc is Karajan's rendition of Finlandia. As I said, Sibelius always wrote exciting music, and the BPO and Karajan bring out the fire of this passionate piece better than I ever heard it before. The other two cuts, Valse Triste and The Swan of Tuonela, are superb in their own right. The sound on this CD is excellent. This is one of the best offerings from this Eloquence label, which has produced a number of winners. The price is right. I can assure you that you will be very pleased if you pick it up. Do not hesitate. A+++++" Report Abuse
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