Sir John Barbirolli/Halle Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphony No. 4





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180-gram vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!

Features original album artwork

Produced and engineered by the legendary two Christophers (Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker)

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.

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.

Recorded on 29-30 May and August 5, 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)


Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Side One:
I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
II. Allegro molto vivace
III. Il tempo largo
Side Two:
IV. Allegro
'Rakastava' for String Orchestra, Op. 14
Romance in C Major for String Orchestra, Op. 42

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