Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Exceptional versions of Sibelius’s two favorite symphonies

A stunningly recorded disc of two Jean Sibelius symphonies conducted by legendary conductors Sir Charles Mackerras and Ole Schmidt.

 

“Sibelians need this disc. Schmidt’s Fifth could easily stand as the only version in someone’s collection.”   (MusicWeb International)

“Eminently recommendable account of Sibelius’s Second… Good, well-chosen tempos and no want of tenderness at the Andante sostenuto theme… Mackerras holds the structure together.”  (Gramophone)

“Ole Schmidt’s excellent Nielsen symphonies cycle long made me want to hear more of him on disc.”  (Gramophone)