Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, "The Inextinguishable"
II. Poco allegretto
III. Poco adagio quasi andante
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
“…the Sibelius… gets right to the heart of the matter, moving towards its blazing conclusion with a fantastic sense of inevitability - a classic single-breath performance. …in The Inextinguishable… the rushing scales heralding the finale are real edge-of-the-seat, devil-take-the-hindmost stuff, and the finale itself, though on the steady side, feels as though it is working through life-and-death issues, with the timpanists all but bursting the skins in their cannonades.”
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