SIBELIUS The Seven Symphonies
Wiener Philharmoniker / Lorin Maazel
"still the best all-round version of the complete Sibelius cycle" Penguin Guide
Sibelius' reputation rests chiefly on his magnificent symphonies, seven spectacular creations, all with their particular points of grandeur and originality.
Originally released between 1963 and 1968 Maazel's Sibelius cycle met with critical acclaim. Particularly praised is Maazel's interpretation of the Fourth Symphony in the Vienna Philharmonic's only recording of the work.
Decca has gone back to the original tapes to make a definitive transfer and present a set which includes the remastered recordings on 4 CDs and a High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc – an unprecedented opportunity to hear these legendary recordings in the best possible audio quality.
Deluxe Rigid Slipcase (original LP set cover design)
48pp full colour book, original LP covers, artist images and session photographs
New appraisal on cycle from Robert Layton
Original LP liner notes on the repertoire
1-4 Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
5-8 Symphony no. 2 in D, Op. 43
1-3 Symphony no. 3 in C, Op. 52
4-7 Symphony no. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
1-3 Symphony no. 5 in E flat, Op. 82
4-7 Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
1 Symphony no. 7 in C, Op. 105
2-4 Karelia Suite, Op. 11
5 Tapiola, Op. 112
Decca 4cds & Blu-Ray-Audio 4788541
|Format||Box Sets, CD|
|Release Period||October 2015|