Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7

Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7

Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 462
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Allegretto
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Allegretto

    09:29
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Sondergard Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato

    13:51
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Vivacissimo
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Sondergard Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Vivacissimo

    05:55
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Sondergard BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: IV. Finale: Allegro moderato

    12:38
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op.105: Adagio – Vivacissimo – Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Thomas Sondergard BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op.105: Adagio – Vivacissimo – Allegro moderato

    20:33
    $12.00

Total running time: 62 minutes.

Album information

Thomas Søndergård's opening concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, at which Sibelius was the highlight, was hailed a triumph by audiences and press alike and marked a new era for the orchestra.

Building on this triumphant debut the 2013 BBC Proms saw Søndergård and a reinvigorated BBC NOW win over the critics with their charismatic performance and formidable interpretations of 20th century repertoire. Stating his intentions the new Principal Conductor was clear: ‘I can’t wait to discover Sibelius all over again with my new orchestra’.

With their nationalist themes Symphonies 2 & 7 are perfect repertoire for Søndergård and his orchestra to make their symphonic recording debut. The Second Symphony marked a major step in Sibelius’ development as a composer, and remains one of his most popular works.

Symphony No. 7 is notable for being a one-movement symphony and is completely original in form, subtle in its handling of tempi, individual in its treatment of key and wholly organic in growth and is considered Sibelius’ most remarkable compositional achievement.