Our Brave New World

This is something excellent that would not have been possible if the major record companies were still running the show: the terrific music from the last weekend of Sibelius and His World, covered in this review, is starting to come out via digital distribution. First up is:

Soon to be followed by:
  • Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (Oct. 14 at Amazon)
  • Barber Symphony No. 1 (Oct. 14 at Amazon)
I’m champing at the bit to hear the Barber again, that was a mind-blowing performance, and if the recording at all matches my memory, look for it as the record of the year.