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Dec 1, 2015

SIBELIUS – OSLO CONCERT HALL, NORWAY

“But it was all topped off towards the end of the Second symphony. This is also one of the most often performed of Sibelius’ symphonies, and not without reason. Many have been seduced by the impulsive rhythms in the main motif of the first movement or the captivating bass pizzicati in the second. But it was in the finale that Saraste and the Oslo Philharmonic brought out the big guns.

The grandiose finale lifted itself higher and higher towards an almost orgiastic triumph in tribute to two days of glorious music.”

14 November 2015
Kulturspeilet

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