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Work: Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1902
Work typeOrchestral
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OsloMäkelä conducts Sibelius

Henriette, Sibelius
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä

OsloItalian Inspiration and Finnish Feelings

Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Sibelius
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Louisa Tuck; Truls Mørk

LondonEsa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius

© Annick Ramp
Thorvaldsdottir, Beethoven, Sibelius
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Yefim Bronfman

PragueSakari Oramo conducts Dvořák & Sibelius

© Benjamin Ealovega
Dvořák, Sibelius
Czech Philharmonic; Sakari Oramo; Jan Martiník

StockholmSibelius 1 and 2

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Sibelius
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
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Cosmic coolness: Hannu Lintu and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu © Hilary Scott
Pastoral repose and granitic grandeur in an awe-inspiring performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony. 
****1
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Petrenko and the LPO explore Beethoven, Sibelius and Knussen

The London Philharmonic Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega
Daniel Pioro reminds us of the qualities of Oliver Knussen's Violin Concerto, while Vasily Petrenko and the LPO see a pair of second symphonies in very different ways.
***11
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Quirky Rachmaninov from Buniatishvili and the RPO in Atlanta

Khatia Buniatishvili © Esther Haase
A most idiosyncratic version of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto from Khatia Buniatishvili along with a notable performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony from the RPO, touring the United States under Mark Wigglesworth. 
***11
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
Disciplined playing from the Japan Philharmonic brought mixed rewards in a programme that inspired only fitfully.
****1
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Capricious Brahms and vivacious Sibelius in Belfast

Simon Trpčeski © Benjamin Ealovega
Simon Trpčeski gives a commendable performance of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, whilst Gabriel Bebeşelea conducts the Ulster Orchestra in a thought-provoking Sibelius Second Symphony.
***11
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