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Very Satisfying

Sibelius
from Munich -
heard by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... the orchestra responds superbly to Jansons.'

Sibelius: Symphony No 2 - Mariss Jansons. © 2016 BRmedia Service GmbH

I was looking forward to reviewing this CD, as Mariss Jansons' other recordings and performances of Sibelius' Symphony No 2 have had mixed reviews. Here, partnered with the South German Radio Symphony Orchestra, which he has conducted since the mid 2000s, I could not fault the performances.

A magnificent performance of Finlandia, with the right amounts of mysteriousness, gravitas, sometimes menace, tenderness and grandeur, opens the disc. I like the conductor's approach, making full use of the music's silences and the endings and pickups to phrases...

Copyright © 1 August 2016 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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SIBELIUS: SYMPHONY NO 2 - MARISS JANSONS

JEAN SIBELIUS

MARISS JANSONS

MUNICH

GERMANY

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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