Sibelius - Symphonies 3, 6 & 7

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Sibelius - Symphonies 3, 6 & 7

Osmo Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra

£8.95

It is almost twenty years since Osmo Vänskä set down his first Sibelius symphony cycle, with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra on BIS. For many collectors it became the benchmark cycle of the age, and the spiritual backbone of the label’s monumental Sibelius Edition. With a Finnish conductor and orchestra at the top of their game, it had the imprint of authenticity, and one wondered how it could possibly be surpassed. Yet Vänskä’s return to these works with the Minnesota Orchestra, whose reins he took over in 2003, has been just as revelatory, answering those critics w... read more

It is almost twenty years since Osmo Vänskä set down his first Sibelius symphony cycle, with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra on BIS. For many collectors it became the benchm... read more

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