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A Sibelius Violin Concerto for the Ages!,
This review is from: Sibelius: Violin Concerto & other orchestral works (Audio CD)
How many times have I heard this concerto and come away thinking forces have not done justice to a masterpiece!
I believe I have finally found a version, the one here that uncovers many of the scores hidden secrets. Perhaps its to do with the orchestral tuning, the balance, Andrew Davis's miraculous way with detail, the rhythms in the last movement for instance, the balancing of Sibelius's bass timbre orchestration. Jennifer Pike's uniquely refreshing solo never gets dull, this is no empty virtuoso show but a performance of amazing depth and character that's fits, like hand in glove Davis's awesome accompaniment. The Bergen Philharmonic play beyond expectation.