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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4

  • Catalogue Number LSO0601
    UPC 822231160120

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

    Symphony No 1 recorded September 2006, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 4 recorded July 2008, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • Best of the Year Discs 2008 ‘These are exceptionally powerful performances of two of the Finnish master’s great Symphonies’ Audiophile Audition

    'These reflective, deeply felt performances are among the most penetrating on disc.' BBC Music Magazine

£8.99

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Although influenced by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius drew on his native Finland for much of the inspiration for his First Symphony and began to develop a distinctive style that would lead to him being considered one of the great symphonists. The Fourth Symphony was written following successful treatment for cancer and is his darkest symphony, in which he confronts his own mortality.


Composer   Sibelius
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No 1: I. Andante, Ma Non Troppo
2. Symphony No 1: II. Andante, Ma Non Troppo Lento
3. Symphony No 1: III. Scherzo, Allegro
4. Symphony No 1: IV. Finale - Quasi una Fantasia, Andante
5. Symphony No 4: I. Tempo Molto Moderato, Quasi Adagio
6. Symphony No 4: II. Allegro Molto Vivace
7. Symphony No 4: III. Il Tempo Largo
8. Symphony No 4: IV. Allegro

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