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Offline martle

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Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« on: November 15, 2011, 10:38:32 pm »
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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:55:06 pm »
Yes, I looked at this earlier this evening. If you follow the links through, there's a video where the orchestra, conducted by John StorgÄrds, plays through the fragments. It certainly has the whiff of late Sibelius about it, whether or not it's actually part of the 8th Symphony or not...
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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 11:12:59 pm »
IGI, would you kindly reproduce the links here? I can't seem to find them either at the page linked to by Martle, or at that linked to via the image of the score.

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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 11:15:51 pm »
Here you go, Bryn... Click on the arrow under the main photograph of the orchestra.

http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/Soiko+HSfin+videolla+Sibeliuksen+kadonnut+sinfonia/a1305548269034

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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 11:18:43 pm »
They're here, Bryn (was just about to start a thread on this myself when I saw martle's!):

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Is+this+the+sound+of+Sibeliuss+lost+Eighth+Symphony/1135269867060 [hyperlinked, not very visibly, from the word 'here' in Lebrecht's post]

which in turn takes you [from 'See also' at the bottom of the page] to http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/Soiko+HSfin+videolla+Sibeliuksen+kadonnut+sinfonia/a1305548269034 for the video.
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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 11:29:10 pm »
Thanks IGI and JSC. Just the ticket.

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Re: Sibelius 8 - the Symph, not the Prog
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 11:44:37 pm »
They sound wonderful I think - fascinating ...

(I don't know what's going on with that cellist throughout the third fragment though - highly inappropriate - he looks as if he's never had a more tedious job to do in his life. ??? >:()
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