Sibelius

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COMPOSERS: Silbelius
LABELS: Warner
ALBUM TITLE: Sibelius
WORKS: En Saga; The Swan of Tuonela; Karelia Suite; Finlandia; Valse triste; Tapiola
PERFORMER: Berlin Philharmonic/Karajan
CATALOGUE NO: 2434768462 (1976)

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Intense, concentrated performances, with great power in reserve orchestrally. Tapiola’s string playing has exquisite subtlety, Karelia’s brass is fired off like bullets. Some opacity of sound mutes the impact slightly. Terry Blain