Tjeknavorian/RPO: Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 - RCA LRL1 5134, stunning!
Jacket EX / LP EX / UK pressing
This superlative LP from RCA (LRL1 5134, English pressing, Red Seal label, stereo) features Loris Tjeknavorian and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s commanding and atmospheric accounts of Sibelius’ Symphonies No. 4 in A minor Op. 63 and No. 5 in E-flat Major Op. 82, atmospherically recorded in the warm acoustics of Barking Town Hall, London in July 1976 (producer: Charles Gerhardt).
Incidentally, the superlative liner notes (in English only) are by Ates Orga. The striking cover photo of Tjeknavorian was taken by Clive Barda, London.