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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


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.