SIBELIUS Symphonies Nos. 4-7 / Karajan


Symphonies Nos. 4-7
The Swan of Tuonela
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 01 Mar. 1999
2 CDs / Download
0289 457 7482 4
The Originals


CD 1: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos.4 & 5; The Swan of Tuonela

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22, No.2

Gerhard Stempnik, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

총 재생시간 1:15:24

CD 2: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos.6 & 7; Tapiola

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104

Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105


Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

총 재생시간 1:12:23

. . . submit to one seamless line ┐ "here time becomes space". As in the prelude to "Parsifal", it's possible to lose all sense of external time-measurements in Karajan's hands as he melts the clock.

Towering performances . . .

. . . [this recording of Sibelius 4] is far and away the best: just listen to how the double-basses "tell" in the opening bars, while the whole sound is really gorgeous, with exactly the right amount of resonance to bring it alive. The strings have a superb quality, the brass is splendid, and the range of this recording is remarkable . . . Plus, the playing is superb and there's a very great deal that is wonderfully well interpreted.

Karajan begreift intuitiv das Prozesshafte und Moderne, doch auch das Rhapsodische und wild GefŘgte der Musik.

Il subjugue par l'ampleur lyrique et la noblesse de sa version berlinoise de 1965 (DG). La perfection sonore forme avec l'austÚritÚ de cette oeuvre tragique et expressionniste . . . un alliage novateur et fascinant.