With this fourth volume, Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen completes his cycle of Sibelius' numbered symphonies, of which the Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 were acclaimed as 'warm and poignant' , Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 as having 'raw intensity' and Symphony
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Decent versions coupled with FinlandiaNov. 12 2012
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Finlandia...you can't really do a bad version as long as the orchestra is playing professionally.
The 6th and 7th are similar to Inkinen's 2-5 Symphonies of Sibelius. The orchestra is not huge, some people still want the big London or Berlin or Boston sound. The last movement of the 6th starts in a leisurely way the same way Berglund and Segerstam do. I think Vnskä also, so let us call it the Finnish way. It then speeds up after the first minutes.
The 7th is OK as well. The NZ orchestra plays well. There is a little something lacking here in a personal touch, but it is a very good faithful interpretation.