Genre: Classical
Label: Hi-Q
Composer: Sibelius
Format: 33RPM,


Sibelius Symphony No. 4 180g LP

Availability: Discontinued
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release 'TBA.' This means that release date is yet 'To Be Announced'. The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!

Born in London of an Italian father (a violinist at La Scala, Milan) and French mother, Sir John Barbirolli, CH (1899-1970), né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, was an English conductor and cellist. Although a conductor of international standing, succeeding Toscanini as music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1936-43, and having conducted many major orchestras like the Vienna Philarmonic and Berlin Philharmonic, he is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. Noted for his interpretations of Sibelius, Barbirolli and the Hallé recorded all the Sibelius symphonies for EMI and these recordings were made just over a year before Barbirolli died.

Recorded on 29-30 May and *5 August 1969 at the Kingsway Hall, London. Produced and engineered by the legendary two Christophers: Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker respectively (*with additional engineer Martin Benge)

In the original April 1970 review of the stereo release, Sibelius expert Robert Layton of the GRAMOPHONE was torn between the contemporaneous Maazel version on Decca and the Barbirolli: "...Sir John views the symphony as a whole as predominantly bleak with dark, shifting colourings whereas Maazel's conception is icy, unremitting and very powerful. Sir John's is the more complex and in some ways more interesting view and he has the advantage of quite superlative recorded sound. In fact this is one of the most vivid and full bodied recordings I have heard from this source and is richer in tone than its Decca rival... this new version can confidently be recommended alongside the Maazel and granted the odd reservation, my own preference is for this splendidly recorded newcomer."

Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.

Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.

• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
• Superior Audiophile Pressing
• Features original album artwork
• Made in England

The Halle Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli, conductor

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Side One:

1. I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
2. II. Allegro molto vivace
3. III. Il tempo largo
Side Two:
1. IV. Allegro
2. 'Rakastava' for Strings and Percussion, Op. 14
3. Romance in C Major for String Orchestra, Op. 42

Customers Also Like