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Now playing:

 

 

Great music, and arguably my fave cover art ever!

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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post
 

Now playing:

 

 

Great music, and arguably my fave cover art ever!

 

One of my favorite recordings also:smile_phones:.

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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post
 

Now playing:

 

 

Great music, and arguably my fave cover art ever!


Wonderful cover indeed! Do you or anybody know this is the same concert as the one on this cd? Thanks!

 


Edited by Quinto - 12/18/13 at 2:50pm
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No. The top is DGG and the bottom is EMI.

post #1100 of 8936

Just found my cd, it has a 1957 Sibelius recording on it  :rolleyes:

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Just found my cd, it has a 1957 Sibelius recording on it  :rolleyes:

Here's your CD Quinto :
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Sony/88697287822

And how it fits in among the Sib 5ths conducted by Karajan :
http://www.karajan.co.uk/sibelius.html

I know it is well regarded by many, but for me the DG recording of the 5th aint quite how I want it to go; think I'm looking for buckets of nervous energy whereas that reading is somewhat "grand". Do like the 4th though in the series. See they're now available in this twofer :
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/DG/4577482

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Originally Posted by chrisjackson View Post
 

Here's your CD Quinto :
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Sony/88697287822

And how it fits in among the Sib 5ths conducted by Karajan :
http://www.karajan.co.uk/sibelius.html

I know it is well regarded by many, but for me the DG recording of the 5th aint quite how I want it to go; think I'm looking for buckets of nervous energy whereas that reading is somewhat "grand". Do like the 4th though in the series. See they're now available in this twofer :
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/DG/4577482

 

"buckets of nervous energy"

LOL...

post #1103 of 8936

For "buckets of nervous energy", go with Berglund/Helsinki.

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To hear it how Sibelius himself heard it, try Kajanus

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To hear it how Sibelius himself heard it, try Kajanus

Yessir.

 

I did in fact post those recordings earlier in this thread.

Thanks for the reinforcement!

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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

Yessir.

 

I did in fact post those recordings earlier in this thread.

Thanks for the reinforcement!

 

I will also add that "buckets of nervous energy" is not always(note:Always) an apt description of Sibelius music.

As Bigshot stated(implicitly) Kajanus was considered by Sibelius to be the definitive conductor of his works.

 

IMO their is much more grandeur in his recordings than Karajan's.

 

I still enjoy Karajan's recordings of Sibelius very much.

Then again I'm 50% German by blood 

:tongue_smile:

 

Berglund also does some nice work with Sibelius' works.

 

EDIT: There.


Edited by perhapss - 12/18/13 at 7:20pm
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Buckets and buckets of nervous energy.:wink_face:...

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I will also add that "buckets of nervous energy" is not always(note:Always) an apt description of Sibelius music.

 

What's this? Competition with bigshot for "platitude of the day"   :wink_face: :wink_face: (that's one each; such a shame head-fi doesn't offer blown kisses...:D).

Kajanus was a lifelong friend of Sibelius (OK with the odd rocky patch) and a champion of his music and clearly someone whom he had influence over. Not sure how "definitive" translates into Finnish but as I understand it I don't think that Sibelius would ever have described any performance of his friend as "definitive" let alone referred to him as "the definitive conductor" of his music. Then again he might have said all sorts of things to discourage support for conductors whose performances he did not rate at all at the time.

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A lot of people say that Sibelius's music doesn't sound much like fjords and dark forests. But that's because not many conductors approach the music idiomatically. They treat it like standard Germanic fare, which is a mistake.

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Originally Posted by chrisjackson View Post
 

What's this? Competition with bigshot for "platitude of the day"   :wink_face: :wink_face: (that's one each; such a shame head-fi doesn't offer blown kisses...:D).

Kajanus was a lifelong friend of Sibelius (OK with the odd rocky patch) and a champion of his music and clearly someone whom he had influence over. Not sure how "definitive" translates into Finnish but as I understand it I don't think that Sibelius would ever have described any performance of his friend as "definitive" let alone referred to him as "the definitive conductor" of his music. Then again he might have said all sorts of things to discourage support for conductors whose performances he did not rate at all at the time.

 

I still think "buckets of nervous energy" is funny:blink:.

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