|This is my post from this week's Tuesday Blog.|
This week’s Tuesday Blog is another installment of Vibnyl’s Revenge, this time dedicated to a pair of short symphonies by Jean Sibelius.
In a fine survey article, Tom Huizenga relates (and provides excerpts from) a 2002 interview by author Michael Steinberg providing his insights on Sibelius and his seven symphonies (an Eighth was composed but mysteriously disappeared).
Here are some of Steinberg;s commentary on the two symphonies featiured in today’s share, the fourthand the seventh:
Berglund's source-critical research on the Sibelius Seventh Symphony began in 1957, when he conducted the Seventh with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and noticed that they were playing from parts that Sibelius had corrected. He saw that the printed parts had numerous errors. His subsequent research led to the publication of a new edition of the symphony by Hansen in 1980. Paavo Berglund conducted his last concert in Paris with the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the program included Sibelius' Symphony No. 4.
Berglund recorded the complete Sibelius symphonies three times, and today’s vinyl selection is part of his set with the Helsinki Philharmonic for EMI.
Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Symphony No. 4 In A Minor, Op. 63
Symphony No. 7 In C Major , Op. 105
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Paavo Berglund, conducting
Angel Records – DS-38135
Format: Vinyl, LP (DDA)
Details - https://www.discogs.com/Sibelius-Hel...elease/2096497
YouTube playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ERAGmoNwKkZnCs