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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (arr. for piano) (Sigfridsson)

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release date: August 2011


Henri Sigfridsson


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Total Time - 77:05
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SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (arr. for piano) (Sigfridsson)



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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 (arr. H. Sigfridsson for piano)

1 I. Allegretto 10:02
2 II. Tempo andante, ma rubato 14:20
3 III. Vivacissimo – 6:55
4 IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 14:04

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (arr. K. Ekman and H. Sigfridsson for piano)

5 I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato 13:20
6 II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto 9:25
7 III. Allegro molto - Largamente assai 8:59
 Henri Sigfridsson Soloist

This album release features the popular Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 by Jean Sibelius, performed by Finnish pianist Henri Sigfridsson on piano.

Ever since its triumphant premiere, the Second Symphony has been one of Sibelius’s most frequently performed works; of his symphonies, only the Fifth comes close in popularity. The works’ grandiose Romanticism is brought into sharp highlight in these transcriptions for piano solo.

Henri Sigfridsson has used the Sibelius-sanctioned arrangement of the Fifth Symphony by Karl Ekman as a basis for his own adaptation of the Second Symphony. Following in the tradition of Liszt’s Beethoven transcriptions, these arrangements are faithful to the original yet exploit the potential of the piano in many ways.

Henri Sigfridsson has emerged as one of the major musical talents from Finland since he won the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn in 2005. This is his first solo album for Ondine.

 "... The performances are both very good, as is the recording quality..." (*****)

James Palmer - Musical Opinion magazine - November/December 2013

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