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SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7 / Tapiola (Koussevitzky) (1933-1940)

Composer(s):Grieg, EdvardSibelius, Jean
Artist(s) Koussevitzky, Sergey, Conductor • BBC Symphony OrchestraBoston Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.110168
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
 
 
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Koussevitsky’s pioneering (1933) recording of the Seventh Symphony with the then newly formed BBC Symphony Orchestra has rarely been challenged and never surpassed and, together with his Pohjola’s Daughter and Tapoila from 1936 and 1939 respectively, is among the classics recorded music. One critic spoke of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Koussevitsky as one of the great achievements of Western civilization and, listening to them in these splendid new transfers, this scarcely seems an exaggeration.

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