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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / Belshazzar's Feast Suite / Karelia Suite (excerpts) (Kajanus Conducts Sibelius, Vol. 2) (1930-1932)


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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / Belshazzar's Feast Suite / Karelia Suite (excerpts) (Kajanus Conducts Sibelius, Vol. 2) (1930-1932)

Offered a grant in 1930 to broaden international interest in Finnish music through recordings made in London, Jean Sibelius did not hesitate in his choice of a conductor, writing that “there are none who have gone deeper and given [my symphonies] more feeling and beauty than Robert Kajanus”. These thrilling recordings remain a critical reference today, with Kajanus seen as “Sibelius’s most eloquent and perceptive champion…listening to the Second Symphony one senses the extraordinary feeling Kajanus had for the organic nature of Sibelius’s symphonic thought” (Gramophone). Including the exotic and enticing Belshazzar’s Feast and patriotic Karelia suites, this is the second of three volumes containing Robert Kajanus’s complete Sibelius recordings.

Sibelius, Jean

  Belshazzar's Feast Suite, Op. 51
1.   I. Oriental Procession 00:02:40
2.   II. Solitude 00:03:46
3.   III. Nocturne 00:04:38
4.   IV. Khadra's Dance 00:03:36
  Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (excerpts)
5.   I. Intermezzo: Moderato 00:03:43
6.   III. Alla marcia: Moderato 00:04:09
  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
7.   I. Allegretto 00:08:25
8.   II. Tempo andante, ma rubato 00:12:59
9.   III. Vivacissimo - 00:05:26
10.   IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:12:30

Total Playing Time: 01:01:52

Sibelius, Jean

Kajanus, Robert

London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111394

Barcode: 747313339426

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Physical Release: 01/2013

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