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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 and 7 (Premiere Recordings) (Stokowski, Schneevoigt, Koussevitzky) (1932-1934)

Composer(s):Sibelius, Jean
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111399
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Three historically significant première recordings of Sibelius symphonies are brought together on this reissue for the first time. Finnish conductor Georg Schnéevoigt was close to Sibelius and a perceptive interpreter of his music, making this lucid and controlled first recording of the Sixth Symphony following the death of Robert Kajanus, who was to have recorded the complete symphonies. Made during the Great Depression, Leopold Stokowski’s compelling performance of the Fourth Symphony reflects the composer’s ‘solitude and pain’. Renowned Russian conductor Serge Koussevitzky directs Sibelius’s final Seventh Symphony in a famously intense live performance.


   




Review By Jean-Charles Hoffelé,Diapason,July 2013


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Review By Jean-Charles Hoffelé,Diapason,July 2013


8.111399_Diapason_072013_fr.pdf


Review By Vesa Sirén,Helsingin Sanomat,April 2013

Naxos has successfully managed to include a total of three premiere recordings of Sibelius symphonies from 1932-34 into a single disc. The sound of scratches have been minimized, the echoes are louder.

Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra have a fine rendition of the 4th symphony from 1932, with only half of the string instruments. In the finale glockenspiel has been suddenly switched into bells, and a few surprises are brought by sudden slowdowns. ‘Stokowski exaggerates’, exclaimed Sibelius.

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Review By Vesa Sirén,Helsingin Sanomat,April 2013

Naxos on mahduttanut cd-levylle kolmen Jean Sibeliuksen sinfonian ensilevytykset vuosilta 1932–1934. Rahina on minimissä, ja kaikua on lisäilty.

Leopold Stokowski ja Philadelphian orkesteri taltioivat neljännen sinfonian 1932 hyvin, mutta puolella jousistolla. Finaalissa kellopeli vaihtuu yllättäen kelloihin, ja ylimääräiset hidastukset hämäävät. “Stokowski liioittelee”, Sibelius valitti.

Serge Koussevitzky lisäsi BBC:n sinfoniaorkesterin komeaan konserttiäänitykseen 1933 trumpetin tukemaan viulujen melodiaa viimeisessä tahdissa, vaikka Koussevitzkyn salaisuus oli Sibeliuksen mielestä juuri siinä, että jousisto ei painunut liian alas.

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Review By Vesa Sirén,Helsingin Sanomat,April 2013

Naxos has successfully managed to include a total of three premiere recordings of Sibelius symphonies from 1932-34 into a single disc. The sound of scratches have been minimized, the echoes are louder.

Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra have a fine rendition of the 4th symphony from 1932, with only half of the string instruments. In the finale glockenspiel has been suddenly switched into bells, and a few surprises are brought by sudden slowdowns. ‘Stokowski exaggerates’, exclaimed Sibelius.

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