CD review: Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra

Reviews of the recent CD release of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 and Pohjola’s Daughter and Lutoslawki’s Concerto for Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste on the LPO label (LPO-0057):

This has to be one of the best recordings around of Sibelius’s Fifth. And Lutoslawski’s Concerto can never have been more brilliantly played.
Malcolm Hayes, Classic FM, December 2011

This performance is truly excellent, full of natural understanding … The result is a performance overall which true Sibelian will want to hear – and to applaud … Lutoslawski’s brilliantly beguiling Concerto for Orchestra is wonderfully well played – a performance of great concentration, energy and sensitivity. A most successful disc.
Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review, October 2011

Saraste is in his element here, clarifying the composer’s bejewelled textural mosaics while driving forwards and generally inspiring the players to give of their very best.
David Gutman, Gramophone, December 2011

More information and to buy the CD – £9.99 incl P&P direct from the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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