Herbert von Karajan conducts Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
LABELS: Praga Digitals
ALBUM TITLE: Sibelius
WORKS: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
PERFORMER: Philharmonia/Herbert von Karajan
CATALOGUE NO: PRD 250 354 (1953, 1960)
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.