Santtu-Matias Rouvali & GSO - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, King Christian II - Gramophone
Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s recording of Sibelius’s First Symphony and En saga (3/19) received a string of accolades following its release last year, including a nomination for best recording in the Orchestral category of the Gramophone Awards. This second release in his Sibelius cycle featuring the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is equally impressive. As before, Rouvali’s performance is distinguished by an arresting vividness and clarity, allowing the listener to perceive details normally lost in the overall sound picture while presenting a compellingly structured and unmannered view of the symphonic journey.