"Sibelius Second Symphony—taut, probing, idiomatically on the mark and, lyrically inspired. Very few conductors can match Horenstein’s grasp of Sibelius’s architecture, especially in the problematical finale." - Fanfare, 2005
"Ivry Gitlis is a technical master, and he brings to both the Bruch and Sibelius concertos an address that stands them in very good stead ... The Sibelius relaxes less often; and indeed Gitlis's attack on it is pursued with an intensity and ferocity that are substantially rewarding in their own right." - The Gramophone, 1956
Superb new XR restorations from live and studio recordings in the Horenstein archive of Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 and Violin Concerto - two truly fabulous performances brought back to life by Pristine!