Sibelius: Symphony No 2 / Karelia Suite

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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Symphony No 2 / Karelia Suite
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 April 2011

"Inkinen takes an unashamedly romantic view of the Second Symphony, and the Karelia Suite provides an atmospheric filler." Financial Times, 2nd April 2011 ****

"The third volume of Inkinen's Sibelius cycle with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra boasts the same sure interpretative instincts, warm-hearted playing and excellent sound as its predecessors. Inkinen takes an unashamedly romantic view of the Second Symphony, and the Karelia Suite provides an atmospheric filler." Financial Times, 2nd April 2011 ****

"In Sibelius's Second Symphony, he elicits a sound that is rich, bottom-heavy, but always transparent, the colours deep, the inner textures clear...Most impressive, however, is his generous, intelligent shaping of the work, whose climactic coalescings he relishes for their own sake, rather than to self-glorify." Sunday Times, 10th April 2011 ****

Tracks:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Karelia Suite, Op. 11