Barbirolli, Sir John
Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies, Orchestral Works
CD (Number of discs: 5)
19 Aug 2013
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Other participants: Hallé Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli’s electrifying interpretations of the works of Jean Sibelius have inspired audiences all over the world. In a letter to Barbirolli, Sibelius declared himself to be a ‘devoted admirer’ of the conductor, adding that he was always happy to know that his compositions were in Barbirolli’s ‘masterful hands’. This collection features, among other works, the complete symphonies – including Barbirolli’s speciality, No.2 – the incidental music of Pelléas et Mélisande and that great symphonic poem, Finlandia.