2012 Grammy-nominated CD
Sibelius Symphonies No. 2 and 5
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
BIS SACD 1986
Symphony No. 2 in D major
Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
The Minnesota Orchestra’s recording of Sibelius' Second and Fifth Symphonies, conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, has drawn extraordinary praise—and a 2012 Grammy nomination!
Vänskä, one of the world's great interpreters of Sibelius' music, leads the Orchestra in superb recordings of 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. BIS Hybrid SACDs are playable on all standard CD players.
Watch a BIS-produced video about the recording: