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.
“Collins was in some ways the ideal recording conductor, for he could combine an unerring sense of style with a natural gift for spontaneity. These authoritative accounts at bargain price have a prized and special place in the Sibelius discography.”
“A disappointingly tentative, undermotivated Fourth aside, Collins's readings possess a red-blooded fervour and thrusting energy to which many will rightly respond.”
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