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Sibelius Reissued in Superior Sound

On Dec. 8, 1957, a concert was held at Carnegie Hall in New York to commemorate the life and works of Jean Sibelius. Performing were members of the New York Philharmonic, Martti Similä conducting, and the great Swedish tenor Jussi Björling. Similä was one of the composer’s favorite conductors of his music. Björling, of course, is one of the great tenors of all time. A splendid performance fortunately documented by an in-house recording but never, until now, released commercially.

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#ClassicsaDay #Opus1 Annotated List Week 5

I'm a regular contributor to the #ClassicsaDay Twitter feed. For January 2018, I decided to mark the first month of the new year with firsts. Each post features the first published work of a different composer.   Emphasis on the word "published," In some cases, the...

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#ClassicsaDay #Opus1 Annotated List Week 3

I'm a regular contributor to the #ClassicsaDay Twitter feed. For January 2018, I decided to mark the first month of the new year with firsts. Each post features the first published work of a different composer. Emphasis on the word "published," In some cases, the Opus...

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