Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43
The selections are particularly meaningful. It was hearing Wagner's opera when he was just five years old that made Andris Nelsons want to be a conductor; the Sibelius reflects his strong interest in music of the Scandinavian and Slavic countries, and also builds upon the BSO's distinguished history of past Sibelius recordings. Priced at $17.95, the recording (CD and download) will be available in early December at the Symphony Shop and online.