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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52  
1
I. Allegro moderato
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
10:14
2
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
10:40
3
III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
8:47
Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104  
4
I. Allegro molto moderato
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
9:06
5
II. Allegretto moderato
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
6:56
6
III. Poco vivace
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
3:47
7
IV. Allegro molto
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
9:00
8
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
22:01
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:20:31
"... Vänskä confirms his status as our greatest living Sibelian. Irreplaceable."
- The Times of London

This album is the much-anticipated final release in the Minnesota Orchestra's acclaimed series of the symphonies of Sibelius. Recorded at Orchestra Hall in May and June 2015, the programme showcases music director Osmo Vänskä at the podium, leading the lean and beautiful Third Symphony, the mysterious Sixth and the majestic, one-movement Seventh Symphony, a crowning achievement of the Finnish composer’s life and work.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

Original format: 24-bit / 96 kHz
Recording: May/June 2015 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, USA
Producer: Robert Suff
Sound engineer: Jens Braun
Editing: Jeffrey Ginn
Mixing: Jens Braun, Robert Suff
Executive producer: Robert Suff
Cover text: © Robert Layton 2016
Translations: Teemu Kirjonen (Finnish); Horst A. Scholz (German); Arlette Lemieux-Chené (French)
Front cover image: photograph by Jan-Peter Lahall
Back cover photo: © Courtney Perry
Typesetting, lay-out: Andrew Barnett, Compact Design Ltd, Saltdean, Brighton, England

Equipment: Neumann microphones; RME Micstasy microphone preamplifier and high resolution A/D converter; MADI optical cabling; Sequoia Workstation; Pyramix DSD Workstation; B&W Nautilus 802 loudspeakers; STAX headphones

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