℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Limited; A Warner Classics release,
Duration 53m 56s
Record Label Warner Classics
Release Date June 19, 2020
Genre Classical
 

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 & The Swan of Tuonela

Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43  
1.1
I. Allegretto
Jean Sibelius; Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli
10:31
1.2
II. Tempo andante, ma rubato
Jean Sibelius; Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli
15:02
1.3
III. Vivacissimo
Jean Sibelius; Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli
5:58
1.4
IV. Finale. Allegro moderato
Jean Sibelius; Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli
14:27
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 "Legends of the Kalevala"  
1.5
No. 2, The Swan of Tuonela (feat. Eric Fletcher)
Jean Sibelius; Eric Fletcher; Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli
7:58
Duration    53m 56s
Sir John Babirolli leads the legendary Hallé Orchestra on this double-Sibelius release, featuring Symphony No. 2 and "The Swan of Tuonela". The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43, by Jean Sibelius was started in winter 1901 in Rapallo, Italy, shortly after the successful premiere of the popular Finlandia, and finished in 1902 in Finland. Sibelius said, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul." The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen) is an 1895 tone poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It is part of the Lemminkäinen Suite (Four Legends from the Kalevala), Op. 22, based on the Finnish mythological epic the Kalevala. Born in London of Italian-French parents, Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970) trained as a cellist and played in theatre and café orchestras before joining the Queen’s Hall Orchestra under Sir Henry Wood in 1916. His conducting career began with the formation of his own orchestra in 1924, and between 1926 and 1933 he was active as an opera conductor at Covent Garden and elsewhere. Orchestral appointments followed: the Scottish Orchestra (1933–36), the New York Philharmonic (1936–42), the Hallé Orchestra (1943–70) and the Houston Symphony (1961–67). Barbirolli guest conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras and was especially admired as an interpreter of the music of Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Puccini and Verdi. He made many outstanding recordings, including the complete Brahms and Sibelius symphonies, as well as operas by Verdi and Puccini and much English repertoire.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-5 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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