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Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Jennifer Pike, Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic

Sibelius / Pike / Bergen Philharmonic Orch / Davis
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5134   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jennifer Pike
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

***** (out of 5)
One of the finest ever actual recordings… giving Jennifer Pike's violin a tremendous sense of presence. And she plays it with impressive mastery. She inclines to the bittersweet Tchaikovskian view… This is a marvelously warm, flowing and passionate performance… Davis matches her with a rich-textured, powerful reading.

– BBC Music Magazine
***** (out of 5)
One of the finest ever actual recordings… giving Jennifer Pike's violin a tremendous sense of presence. And she plays it with impressive mastery. She inclines to the bittersweet Tchaikovskian view… This is a marvelously warm, flowing and passionate performance… Davis matches her with a rich-textured, powerful reading.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jennifer Pike (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Length: 31 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 15 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4. Valse lyrique, for orchestra, Op. 96a by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6. Quartet for Strings "Andante festivo" by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: I. Intermezzo: Moderato
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: II. Ballade: Tempo di menuetto
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: III. Alla marcia: Moderato
Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
3 Pieces, Op. 96: Valse lyrique, Op. 96a
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Andante festivo (version for string orchestra)
Finlandia, Op. 26

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