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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 (New Zealand Symphony, Inkinen)

    



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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 (New Zealand Symphony, Inkinen)

On this second volume of Sibelius Symphonies (Nos. 1 and 3 are available on Naxos 8.572305), the acclaimed young Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen interprets two of his compatriot’s most contrasting symphonies. The Symphony No. 4 is a work of ominous brooding and bleak desolation, reflecting Sibelius’s psychological state at the time of its composition. Sibelius commented of his much-revised and expansively heroic Symphony No. 5 ‘It is as if God the Father had thrown down mosaic pieces from heaven’s floor and asked me to put them back as they were.’


Sibelius, Jean

  Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63
1.   I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio 00:10:33
2.   II. Allegro molto vivace 00:04:52
3.   III. Il tempo largo 00:10:56
4.   IV. Allegro 00:09:59
  Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82
5.   I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato 00:13:57
6.   II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto 00:09:39
7.   III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai 00:09:12

Total Playing Time: 01:09:08






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Conductor(s):
Inkinen, Pietari

Orchestra(s):
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572227

Barcode: 747313222773

Physical Release: 01/2011

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