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David Dalle

David Dalle
Thursday February 16th, 2012 with David Dalle
The start of my Sibelius symphony cycle; music from Mali

Kandia Kouyate, Kasse Mady - Mandekalou - Syllart
Sibiri Samake - Dambe Foli - Kanaga System Krush New
Nyisd ki, rozsam az ajtot
Enyedi Agnes - Gerlemadar Szerelmevel - Fono Budai Zenehaz
Alle Moller Band - Womexizer 2009 - Womex
You as you were
Shearwater - Animal Joy - Sub Pop New
James Bond Theme
Fanfare Ciocarlia and Boban & Marko Markovich Orkestar - Balkan Brass Battle - Asphalt Tango
I miss doing my Mahler symphony cycle during 2011, so I will be doing another symphony cycle this year. This one looking at the 7 symphonies of Mahler's contemporary Jean Sibelius. Sibelius's 7 symphonies form the core of his tremendous music output and were all composed between 1900 and 1924.
In striking contrast to Mahler, Sibelius focused on much more concise, tightly constructed symphonies, with slowly evolving thematic transformation. Ostinatos and mysterious tremelos in the strings are a common feature but they are often punctuated by sudden, violent outbursts particularly with brass. His symphonies have a more intimate feel than the gigantic scale and scope of Mahler's epic symphonies, but they are still intense and dramatic with often gorgeous melodies. His 1st symphony is a terrific example of all these features.
Jean Sibelius/Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert Von Karajan - Karajan Conducts - Deutsche Grammophon
Symphony No. 1 in e minor
Jean Sibelius/Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert Von Karajan - Symphony No. 1 - EMI