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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the Third Symphony Alone, 19 April 2013
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This review is from: Sibelius: Complete Symphonies (Audio CD)
It would be all too easy to trumpet the glories of Karajan's Sibelius on DG: its merits are everlasting. Equally, it was be facile to dismiss Kamu's renditions of 1 and 2: their limitations are well known (pedestrian First and unsubtle Second).

But somehow or other in October 1972, Kamu and the Helsinki Philharmonic were blessedly touched by the Hand of God and this rendition of the Third Symphony was the end-result. What a performance! With light & heat in abundance, it takes wing whereas the Rattle and Davis alternatives remain earthbound in the extreme.

So by all means purchase this set for the Herbie - and you will need to requisition a better 1 & 2 from elsewhere - but knockout-wise, it will be Kamu's Third that sends you to the canvas, punch-drunk and ecstatic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL, 23 April 2013
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TIM SULLIVAN (OXSHOTT, SURREY United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sibelius: Complete Symphonies (Audio CD)
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Quite an old recording but with the old masters in control this sounds like today.
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