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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 07:14:18 AM »
Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Still remember a fabulous concert he conducted here in Boston, with the BSO. Gosh, six years ago, already.
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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 07:17:33 AM »
A sad day for Finnish music.
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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 07:20:41 AM »
Shocking news...shocking to me. I hadn't realized he was 82!

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 07:23:50 AM »
O, dear, another one bites the dust! RIP

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 08:00:05 AM »
I've always admired Berglund's conducting. He will be missed.
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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 08:03:25 AM »
 :'(

This really is sad, although I didn't know he was so advanced in years either.  God bless his memory - may he be conducting the GSO in heaven (no, not the Gothenburg SO, the GOD Symphony Orchestra.)
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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 11:25:10 AM »
I really like his recordings of Sibelius! :)

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 02:34:24 AM »
Another great artist that goes. I will remember his beautiful Sibelius cycle. And above all Kullervo !

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 05:41:26 PM »

Shamefully, I now anticipate a tasty Berglund box from EMI.  :'(
 

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 08:58:18 PM »
Shocking news...shocking to me. I hadn't realized he was 82!

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Same here, I thought he was younger.  I am about to order all his Sibelius' recordings on EMI, as what I currently have are somewhat incomplete.

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 08:59:45 PM »
:'(

This really is sad, although I didn't know he was so advanced in years either.  God bless his memory - may he be conducting the GSO in heaven (no, not the Gothenburg SO, the GOD Symphony Orchestra.)

Neville Marriner is even older and Colin Davis is similar in age. 

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 02:42:24 PM »
I admire his EMI Sibelius cycle + an excellent Tapiola. His wonderful EMI Nielsen Symphony No 5 has never been on CD - a shameful state of affairs. His Vaughan Williams Symphony 6 was one of the few successful recordings IMHO of this enigmatic work.
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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 02:45:23 PM »
His Vaughan Williams is amazing indeed, I also liked his Ma Vlast a lot.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 03:44:00 PM »
Only just picked this news up RIP Paavo.

Conducted one of my favourite symphonies the Leningrad Symphony with the BSO on EMI LP :)

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Re: R.I.P. Paavo Berglund
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »
His Vaughan Williams is amazing indeed, I also liked his Ma Vlast a lot.

Yes, the sibelian Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4 is a magnificent performance, especially of the slow movement and the wonderful declamatory thud at the end.  I was reminded of Copland in places too.
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