Sibelius: Symphony No. 5; Swan of Tuonela

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COMPOSERS: Sibelius
LABELS: Regis
ALBUM TITLE: Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
WORKS: Symphony No. 5; Swan of Tuonela
PERFORMER: Royal PO/Ole Schmidt, Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: RRC 1216
Why has Ole Schmidt not made history as a great Sibelius interpreter? His keenly-paced interpretations are as strong and individual as any. In comparison, Mackerras’s perfectly fine Finlandia sounds reticent and under-nuanced. David Nice

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