Recording from 12. Jan 2017

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

A popular and technically demanding violin concerto.

Jean Sibelius was himself a capable violinist and was very fond of the instument, but composing soon took over. He only wrote one violin concerto, and maybe he wanted to premiere the work himself if his technique had been better. Today his concerto is very popular and one of the most frequently performed violin concertos. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded the concerto with Jennifer Pike as soloist and Sir Andrew Davis as conductor. (Chandos).