RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Munich Philharmonic – Celibidache conducts Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite – on the Münchner Philharmoniker’s MPHIL label.

Originally published on May 20 Celibidache’s conducting of Sibelius Five is indeed of “tremendous power and vision”. This performance from March 26, 1988 (Philharmonie im Gasteig) is not to be confused with a later account of the work (November 8, 1992; http://www.colinscolumn.com/celibidache-conducts-sibeliuss-fifth-symphony-munich-philharmonic-november-8-1992-audio/), either easily distinguished by the very final chord, two timpani strokes in 1992, … Continue reading RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Munich Philharmonic – Celibidache conducts Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite – on the Münchner Philharmoniker’s MPHIL label.