SIBELIUS: Beethoven, Respighi, Mozart, and …..

Several recent recordings I would call notable have landed here on Holloway Hill in St. John’s. The first three have in common the presence of the Minnesota Orchestra and its conductor since 2003, Osmo Vanska. They are: Sibelius: Symphonies, #2 in D, Op. 43 and #5 in E flat Op. 82
BIS SACD 1986. These discs from BIS (as are most of the discs under review) are SACD surround encoded, the Swedish label one of the independents sticking with that elevated format. My listening has been to the the two-channel, red book, layer."


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