Sibelius Symphony No 1 LSO Anthony Collins
  • Classical music composed by Jean Sibelius This extract is from Beulah 14PD8 four disc box set.14PD8 Collins Sibelius Cycle. Recorded between 1952 and 1955 the Hastings born Anthony Collins takes the London Symphony Orchestra on a journey through all seven symphonies. At times you can sense the orchestra are on the edge of their seats. The four disc set contains: Symphonies nos 1 to 7 Karelia Overture Pohjola's Daughter Nightride and Sunrise Pelleas and Melisande - excerpts Order today in any good record store or buy direct from Beulah at collins.eavb.co.uk You can also download this track from iTunes Use the link above and select iTunes. " A Sibelius cycle that is yet to be bettered". - Sunday Telegraph (Aug 30th 2009) "Still in a class of its own" - Patrick Waller Classical CD Reviews- March 2006 MusicWeb-International Andrew Achenbach writes in The Gramophone for May 2006: Anthony Collins' 1952-55 Sibelius cycle with the LSO for Decca has acquired something of a cult status over the decades. Personally, I've long held mixed feelings about this much vaunted venture so was profoundly grateful for the chance to renew acquaintance and see if my reactions would alter. Of course Kenneth Wilkinson's hugely vivid and tastefully balanced Kingsway Hall sound remains an enormous pleasure in itself. Beulah's thankfully non-interventionist transfers are slightly less smooth but have marginally more body and projection than Tony Hawkins' exemplary previous efforts for this same label. Collins' readings possess a red-blooded ...

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