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David Dalle
Thursday March 22nd, 2012 with David Dalle
Sibelius's 2nd symphony and music from North and West Africa

Abdoulaye Diabate - Sara - Completely Nuts REcords
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali and Toumani - World Circuit/Nonesuch
Ka noutea
Balla et ses Balladins - The Syliphone Years - Sterns
Yefikir Tizita
Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London - Strut
Ante Timeta Ene
Addis Acoustic Project - Tewesta - World Village
Mohamed Rouicha - Unknown
Toura Makan
Salif Keita & Kante Manfila - The Lost Album - White Swan
Continuing my Sibelius symphony cycle with his grand and epic 2nd symphony. This is a work that makes economic use of musical resources and builds from the small musical gestures which opens the work to the enormously dramatic and moving conclusion. It really defines Sibelius as a master of his own unique and original idiom.

It is receiving a rare Canadian performance in October by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Details here:
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 43
Jean Sibelius/Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 - Deutsche Grammophon
Animal Life
Shearwater - Animal Joy - SubPop New