Provincial beyond criticism

'Vulgar, self-indulgent and provincial beyond criticism'
Virgil Thomson describes Sibelius' Second Symphony. Quoted from Barbirolli the authorised biography by Michael Kennedy. But other critics thought Sibelius' genius remains unrecognised.

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