Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

Second Sibelius Symphony praised as reference recording

Oehms Classics has published the recording with the Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg's 'Allegretto grazioso' (Symphonic Dances op. 64/2) as well as 'Last Spring' (Two Elegiac Melodies op. 34/2). On this CD with the catalogue # OC457 Dmitrij Kitajenko conducts the G├╝rzenich Orchestra Cologne.
The music magazine Pizzicato has awarded this recording its Supersonic distinction. Remy Franck has qualified the performance as a reference for this Sibelius Symphony, and Guy Engels (Music Editor, Radio 100,7) says, Kitajenko is stunningly enriching the sound spectrum of the work.
Pizzicato concludes: "Dmitrij Kitajenko's recording of Sibelius' Second Symphony must be the most atmospheric and the most gripping performance available on disc. With extremely rich and differentiated textures and a forceful breathing it is stunning in its immediacy and impact".

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