3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
OK, I admit it,
This review is from: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4; Finlandia; Karelia Suite (Audio CD)
I really bought this for the hymn tune (one of my favourites) and the "World in Action" theme - it's just a pity they couldn't have smuggled on the "Sky at Night" tune as well, but I suppose there is a sort of creative whole to this selection, and a snippet from a suite of incidental music would have stuck out.
Oddly enough I have been exploring the Late Romantic symphonies recently, but never thought of Sibelius, yet his symphonies certainly do have a Mahler/Bruckner atmosphere, while the earlier "Finlandia" and "Karelia" seem to have closer affinity to Dvorak.
Anyway, a good buy - I'm glad I've got it.