"Finland's Jean Sibelius is perhaps the most important composer associated with nationalism in music and one of the most influential in the development of the symphony and symphonic poem. Jean Sibelius' Finlandia became the composer's most enduring work in part because of the political climate in Finland at the time of its creation. Finlandia is a clear precursor to the composer's symphonies, in which the orchestra so often assumes the role of an ever-strengthening, defiant juggernaut." - AMG.
A very open, dynamic recording with a big and deep soundstage. Very solid imaging and clearly defined instruments with lots of ambience add to this impressive and powerful LP.
There is some surface noise audible on quiet passages but it does not intrude on the performance.
The record is NM.
The jacket is Good.
The LP plays Exc. (see above notes).
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