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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras (1-4);
Ole Schmidt (5-7)

Catalogue Number: ALC 1189
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 72:21, 1994/6



“eminently recommendable account of Sibelius’s Second…. good, well-chosen tempos and no want of tenderness at the Andante sostenuto theme…. Mackerras holds the structure together “ (Gramophone) “Sibelians need this disc. Schmidt’s Fifth could easily stand as the only version in someone’s collection. … Rob Barnett (MusicWeb International) “Ole Schmidt’s excellent Nielsen symphonies cycle long made me want to hear more of him on disc….” (c) Gramophone

    Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.43

  • [1] Allegretto 9:34
  • [2] Tempo andante, ma rubato 13:44
  • [3] Vivacissimo 6:01
  • [4] Allegro moderato 13:45
  • Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82

  • [5]  Tempo molto moderato 12:11
  • [6]  Andante mosso 8:37
  • [7]  Allegro molto 8:17