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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 1 / Pohjola's Daughter / Tapiola (Kajanus Conducts Sibelius, Vol. 1) (1930-1932)

Composer(s):Sibelius, Jean
Artist(s) Kajanus, Robert, Conductor • London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111393
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Jean Sibelius wrote that “there are none who have gone deeper and given [my symphonies] more feeling and beauty than Robert Kajanus”. The nobility and affection in this première recording of the First Symphony makes it uniquely cherished amongst Sibelius aficionados. Pohjola’s Daughter is a supreme masterpiece, filled with brooding atmosphere and tension, and Tapiola is a graphic evocation of destructive climate and landscape. This is the first of three volumes containing Robert Kajanus’s complete Sibelius recordings.


Review By Jean-Charles Hoffelé,Diapason,May 2013

La voix de son maître

Sibelius ne s’est pas trompé en déléguant à Robert Kajanus le soin d’enregistrer sa musique. Entre 1928 et 1932, ce dernier grave un ensemble unique, d’une urgence et d’une exactitude sidérantes. Le voici.

Review By Gary Lemco,Audiophile Audition,November 2012

In the first of three projected installments of the Kajanus legacy, producer and engineer Mark Obert-Thorn has masterfully restored the visceral performances by the old RPO and LSO that set the standard for recorded Sibelius interpretation.



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