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Sibelius: Symphony No 2; Karelia Suite

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine (Symphony)
Well-paced and finely-conceived ... fresh recording quality and admirable body.

Gramophone Magazine (Karelia Suite)
I have been impressed by the sheer quality of the sound. It is bright without being overlit, rich without being excessively opulent, clean without being clinical: it is remarkably vivid and lifelike, a tribute to the Decca engineers of the day ... The Vienna Philharmonic plays superbly well and Maazel's reading of the Karelia Suite has an authentic flavour and has genuine atmosphere.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2013
Monteux's warm, large-scale reading - his only commercial Sibelius - reminds us the Second was written in Italy.


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