Sibelius: Violin Concerto – Jennifer Pike, Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic (2014) [LINN 24-96]

Sibelius: Violin Concerto – Jennifer Pike, Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.28 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Linn Records

Jean Sibelius is perhaps best known for his seven great symphonies but there is also a large body of music for the concert hall, the theatre, and the salon, some of which is explored on this release. The Violin Concerto in D minor, Sibelius’s only full-length concerto, marries brilliantly idiomatic writing for the solo instrument with the seriousness characteristic of the symphonies. Intensely virtuosic, it is both a dramatic and a deeply romantic work. The Swan of Tuonela comes from the suite of four Lemminkäinen Legends, inspired by traditional Finnish myths. In it the majestic motion of the swan is evoked by the arching phrases of the cor anglais. Also featured are two well-known shorter works indelibly linked with Finnish identity.

Finlandia became a national emblem of the Finnish struggle for independence from Russia while Andante festivo is a staple of Finnish public occasions. The Karelia Suite is another patriotic work, the rough-hewn character of its three movements intended to evoke a folk-like authenticity.

Sir Andrew Davis continues his relationship with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in this their third recording together on Chandos. They are joined in the Violin Concerto by Jennifer Pike, one of the brightest young violinists performing today.

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jennifer Pike
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

Reviews: “This is an exceptionally fine reading of a testing concerto…She catches the sinuous ethereality of Sibelius’s vision, and the loneliness as well, but there’s plenty of passion where it matters and tremendous technical skill.”
“this enjoys 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 marvellously warm, flowing and passionate performance…Davis matches her with a rich-textured, powerful reading.”

Tracklisting:

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.

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