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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / Karelia Suite (New Zealand Symphony, Inkinen)

    





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– Pietari Inkinen talks to Jeremy Siepmann

SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / Karelia Suite (New Zealand Symphony, Inkinen)

The Guardian has praised Pietari Inkinen as ‘a conductor of bold, sure-footed intelligence’ and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as ‘a fine, responsive unit’ (Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3, 8.572305). This third volume in Naxos’s new series presents the dramatic and highly popular Symphony No. 2, which emerges from the northern mists, cultivating a pastoral atmosphere along the way, to reach a grandiose, heroic finale. One of Sibelius’s best loved compositions, the Karelia Suite presents a series of musical tableaux based on stirring episodes from Finnish history.


Sibelius, Jean

  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
1.   I. Allegretto 00:09:49
2.   II. Tempo andante, ma rubato 00:14:16
3.   III. Vivacissimo - 00:06:13
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:13:40
  Karelia Suite, Op. 11
5.   I. Intermezzo: Moderato 00:04:33
6.   II. Ballade: Tempo di menuetto 00:07:56
7.   III. Alla marcia: Moderato 00:04:55

Total Playing Time: 01:01:22






Composer(s):
Sibelius, Jean

Conductor(s):
Inkinen, Pietari

Orchestra(s):
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572704

Barcode: 747313270477

Physical Release: 04/2011

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