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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major; Karelia Suite; Finlandia / Mackerras

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>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26

Album Summary

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
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Notes & Reviews:

Sir Charles Mackerras was born in the United States of Australian parents. He studied in Sydney and Prague, and made his debut in opera at Sadler's Wells. Early engagements include first conductor with the Hamburg State Opera. From 1970 to 1977, he was music director of Sadler's Wells (later English National Opera). In 1993, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a post held until 1996. He also acted as Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he served as the President of Trinity College of Music, London and as Music Advisor to City Opera of Vancouver. Sir Charles Mackerras passed away July 14, 2010, having suffered from cancer.



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Works Details

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
  • Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 42 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
  • Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900