2012 Grammy-Nominated CD
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 5
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
BIS SACD 1986
Symphony No. 2 in D major (Breitkopf & Härtel)
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (Wilhelm Hansen)
The first disc in the Minnesota Orchestra’s new project to record the complete Sibelius symphonies features the Second and Fifth Symphonies, conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä.
Osmo Vänskä, one of the world's great interpreters of Sibelius' music, embarks on a multi-year project with the Minnesota Orchestra to record the seven Sibelius Symphonies. The debut album in the cycle features the Finnish composer's beloved Second Symphony, a work both eloquent and powerful, and the majestic Fifth Symphony, an inspired piece of musical architecture.
The album was recorded as a Super Audio CD (SACD) by BIS in June 2011 recording sessions at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance.
Watch a BIS-produced video about the recording: