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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 / Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra

Album Summary

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This release features two classic Sibelius readings from Herbert von Karajan, recorded in London while he was the guest of Walter Legge. It includes Symphony No.2, the most popular of the composer's seven, and his curious Symphony No.4, a violent, arid, anti-Malherian dissertation infused with doubt and melancholy. In the hands of Karajan, these two symphonies form an unusual but compelling combination.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: London, Kingsway Hall (03/1960); London, Kingsway Hall (07/1953).



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Works Details

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 43 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 35 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1910-1911