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Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7


Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7

Colin Davis
London Symphony

Catalogue Number: ALC 1389
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 61:15, DDD, 2003/8
Barcode: 5055354413896

“What makes Davis’s Sibelius compelling is that he manages to have it both ways. He gives these fine players the encouragement to turn individual passages into moments of spine-tingling magic …But he never loses sight of the bigger objective, which is to pull together, bit by bit, the seemingly disparate themes … I doubt whether I shall ever hear an orchestra and conductor achieve a closer rapport in Sibelius” (BBC Radio 3) “one of the finest performances of Sibelius’s Seventh ever on disc” (Classic FM) “Mature wisdom and beautiful playing” (The Times)

    Symphony No.4 in A minor Op.63 [38:37]

  • [1] I. Tempo Molto Moderato, Quasi Adagio 11:42
  • [2] II. Allegro Molto Vivace 4:57
  • [3] III. Il Tempo Largo 12:40
  • [4] IV. Allegro 9:17
  • Symphony No.7 in C major Op.105 [22:27]

  • [5] I. Adagio – Un pochettino meno adagio –
    Vivacissimo – Adagio – Allegro molto moderato –
    Vivace – Presto – Adagio 22:27