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Sibelius: Violin Concerto


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This CD features German star violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist in the virtuoso Sibelius Violin Concerto. The work remains one of the most popular late Romantic concertos in the catalogue. Frank Peter Zimmermann's hallmark on this recording is his electrifying approach to the dazzling finale; few performers reach Sibelius's demanding tempo recommendation for this movement, which critics have described as an ' invocation' filled with ' demonic passion'. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under chief conductor John Storgards also perform two powerful rarities by the same composer, the symphonic poems The Bard and The Wood Nymph. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra has unique credentials in performing Sibelius's music, having premiered these tone poems a century ago, conducted by Sibelius himself.
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Item number ODE 1147-2
Barcode 761195114728
Release date 31/08/2010
Category Violin
Label Ondine Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Sibelius, Jean
Orchestras Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
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