Tag Archives: Sibelius

Hammer of the Gods: Vänskä / Minnesota Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall

Okay, so it wasn’t a hammer, but a sword — and it was only on loan from one of the gods. I’m referring to the weapon which plays a singing role in the final movement of Sibelius’s “Kullervo.” My review of last night’s concert has just gone live at Classical Source.

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Mystery Track: Maestro Revealed

DG 477 089-2The artists playing the mystery track of Sibelius‘s Tapiola? The Berlin Philharmonic conducted by someone more closely associated with Bruckner, Mahler and the Second Viennese School – Hans Rosbaud, from a studio recording for Deutsche Grammophon made in 1957 – just before the label began stereophonic recordings.

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