Tim Horwood wrote:
>At the turn of the new year I was trying to crack what Sibelius's 7th
>symphony was about. Karajan's approach seemed to offer a clear view
>with the work divided into three parts leading to a noble conclusion
>as if God or nature was the ultimate revelation. ... Anyone care to
>add other possible approaches?
I don't think that clarity is the point of Sibelius 7 and I'm not a fan
of Karajan's recording - particularly the bassoonist who plays sharp.
You might like to try Barbirolli or Koussevitsky.