Herbert von Karajan conducts Sibelius's Symphonies Nos 2 & 4

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Album title:
Sibelius
Composer(s):
Sibelius
Works:
Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
Performer:
Philharmonia/Herbert von Karajan
Label:
Praga Digitals
Catalogue Number:
PRD 250 354 (1953, 1960)
Performance:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Herbert von Karajan conducts Sibelius's Symphonies Nos 2 & 4

Poise and verve, qualities untypical of the later Karajan, are wonderfully present here in the Second Symphony, while the Fourth’s interpretation has true immensity. Superlative playing.

Malcolm Hayes

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