Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-2-3 - Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Akeo Watanabe

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-2-3 - Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Akeo Watanabe KHCD-2016-007-2CDFL Instant Download Price
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Jean Sibelius (1867-1957)
Symphonies Nos. 1-2-3
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Akeo Watanabe

Disc 1
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
1) Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico (10'47")
2) Andante (8'49")
3) Scherzo: Allegro (4'52")
4) Finale (Quasi una fantasia): Andante – Allegro molto – Andante assai – Allegro molto come prima –
Andante (ma non troppo) (11'48")

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (beginning)
5) Allegretto – Poco allegro – Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo all'allegro – Poco largamente – Tempo I – Poco allegro (9'19")
6) Tempo andante, ma rubato – Poco allegro – Molto largamente – Andante sostenuto – Andante con moto ed energico – Allegro –
Poco largamente – Molto largamente – Andante sostenuto – Andante con moto ed energico – Andante – Pesante (12'48")

Disc 2
Symphony No 2 (concluded)
1) Vivacissimo – Lento e soave – Tempo primo – Lento e soave – (attacca) (6'05")
2) Finale: Allegro moderato – Moderato assai – Meno moderato e poco a poco ravvivando il tempo – Tempo I – Largamente e pesante – Poco largamente – Molto largamente (12'40")

Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
3) Allegro moderato (11'07")
4) Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto (9'18")
5) Moderato – Allegro ma non tanto (9'24")

Source: Epic 3 3/4 ips reel tape set E5C 852 (KH archives), recorded 1960-1962 by Nippon Columbia Company
Original tape reel at top right
Digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016 - For Private Use Only
Akai 4000 DS reel tape machine used for this transcription
Thanks to Rob Barnett for suggesting this restoration
Cover art from original Epic tape box

Please note: Every effort has been made to preserve these 50+-year-old tapes, but there are some instances
of channel drop-out and other flaws that could not be fully eliminated. It is my hope that the sincerity and conviction of the performances will outweigh any technical flaws.

Jean Sibelius (1867-1957) Symphonies Nos. 1-2-3 Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Akeo Watanabe Disc 1 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 1) Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico (10'47") 2) Andante (8'49") 3) Scherzo: Allegro (4'52
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