First Hand Records releases “Early stereo recordings 6 – Sibelius”.

This fascinating (and generous, eighty-three minute) release restores some interesting material from the dawn of stereo, bookending Finlandia from Florence and Vittorio Gui (raw and edgy, then exuberant, and soulful without indulgence) and London and George Weldon (more homogenous, rhythmically alert, the Hymn rather self-conscious). The Hymn returns a cappella with heartfelt native males, very … Continue reading First Hand Records releases “Early stereo recordings 6 – Sibelius”.