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Sibelius: Symphonies No. 1 & 4 [Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra] [BIS: BIS1996]



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Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 are poles apart in their musical style and make a highly interesting pairing for this new release. Symphony No. 1 is rooted in the symphonic tradition and has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, whereas Symphony No. 4 is highly original and introverted, often being seen as modern and 'cubist' by listeners in the 1890s.

The Minnesota Orchestra and its music director Osmo Vänskä were highly praised for their previous release of Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 (BISSACD1986), being called 'a fine start to what may be the benchmark cycle for the 21st century' by Gramophone, and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance.

Vänskä has really enhanced the quality of the Minnesota Orchestra since he took the position of musical director in 2003. He has since had his tenure extended many times and continues to carve an international reputation for the ensemble.
Facts
Item number BIS1996
Barcode 7318599919966
Release date 29/04/2013
Category Orchestral | Classical Music
Label BIS Records
Media type HYBRID SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Jean Sibelius
Conductors Osmo Vanska
Orchestras Minnesota Orchestra
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