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Sibelius & Rautavaara: Violin Concertos / Kantorow, Liege Royal Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Alpha Classics   Catalog #: 357  
Composer:  Einojuhani RautavaaraJean Sibelius
Performer:  Tobias Feldmann
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following his Alpha recording of sonatas by Prokofiev, Ravel and Strauss, the violinist Tobias Feldmann now turns to the concerto form, performing the two major works of the Finnish repertoire for the instrument: the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Premiered in Helsinki in 1904, the Sibelius Concerto proved to be exceptionally difficult technically for the soloist. Sibelius revised his score, but subsequently composed for violin and orchestra only in shorter forms, the serenade and the humoresque. It was not until nearly seventy years later that a Finnish composer wrote another large-scale work for violin and orchestra, with the Concerto of Rautavaara, which in all respects equals the degree of virtuosity Read more demanded by the earlier work. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Performer:  Tobias Feldmann (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Finland 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Tobias Feldmann (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 

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