SIBELIUS Symphonies Nos. 4-7 / Karajan

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Symphonies Nos. 4-7
The Swan of Tuonela
Tapiola
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 01 Mar. 1999
2 CDs / Download
0289 457 7482 4 2 CDs ADD GOR2
The Originals


Track List

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

Total Playing Time 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

5.
0:00
10:31

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 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 . . .

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.