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30.5.08

Sibelius, Sibelius, Sibelius

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NSO & Vladimir Ashkenazy, Staying True to Sibelius
Washington Post, May 30, 2008

National Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, guest conductor
Sibelius, Symphonies 1 and 7, and The Oceanides
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"While the First Symphony is indebted to the German symphonic tradition .."

It is also indepted to the Russian symphonic tradition.

Otherwise a fine review.

Charles T. Downey said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. There are some real Tchaikovsky moments in the fourth movement. Thanks.