- Symphony No. 2 Op. 43
- The Return of Lemminkäinen
Orchestre national de Bordeaux Aquitaine / Paul Daniel
Friend of Mahler, fasinated by the art of Wagner, dazzled by the audacity of Schoenberg or Busoni, Sibelius was not yet 30 when he became fixated on the Finnish myths and songs of the Kalevala.
Paul Daniel and his ONBA have recorded Sibelius, in his anniversary year, for Actes Sud after a series of concerts this Spring. Daniel draws inspiration from 'Lemminkäinen Legends', composed between 1893 and 1895. Six years later, Sibelius traveled to Italy at the invitation of Baron Axel Capelin and meditated on a symphonic poem around the character of Don Juan. However his writing philosophy changed and mutated into Symphony No. 2, which was premiered March 8, 1802 in Helsinki.
Actes Sud CD book ASM25
|Release Period||October 2015|