℗ 2014 Chandos

Sibelius: Violin Concerto - Karelia Suite - Finlandia - Valse triste - Andante festivo - Valse lyrique - The Swan of Tuonela

Jennifer Pike, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47  
I. Allegro moderato – [Cadenza] – Tempo I – Molto moderato e tranquillo – Largamente – Allegro molto – Moderato assai – [Cadenza] – Allegro moderato – Allegro molto vivace
Jean Sibelius; Jennifer Pike; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
II. Adagio di molto
Jean Sibelius; Jennifer Pike; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Jean Sibelius; Jennifer Pike; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Karelia Suite, Op. 11  
I. Intermezzo. Moderato – Meno – Più moderato
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
II. Ballade. Tempo di menuetto – Un poco più lento
Jean Sibelius; Hege Sellevåg; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
III. Alla marcia. Moderato – Poco largamente
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Lemminkäinen Legends: The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 2  
Andante molto sostenuto – Meno moderato – Tempo I
Jean Sibelius; Hege Sellevåg; Jonathan Aasgaard; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Valse lyrique, Op. 96a  
Poco moderato – Stretto e poco a poco più – Tempo I
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1  
Lento – Poco risoluto – Più risoluto e mosso – Stretto – Lento assai
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Andante festivo, JS 34b
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Finlandia, Op. 26  
Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Allegro
Jean Sibelius; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:19
"... This is a marvellously warm, flowing and passionate performance ..." - BBC Music Magazine "Jennifer Pike's account stresses beauty of tone, with elegant phrasing and a smooth, precise technique that makes light of all the virtuoso challenges. She benefits from exceptional recording quality ..." - Gramophone Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Pike joins the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Sir Andrew Davis in an electrifying performance of orchestral music by Sibelius. This 2014 album features audience favourites including Sibelius's Violin Concerto, Karelia Suite, The Swan of Tuonela, Valse lyrique, Valse triste, Andante festivo and Finlandia.
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Recording venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway; 17 – 20 June 2013 Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens Assistant engineer: Gunnar Herleif Nilsen, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Editors: Jonathan Cooper and Rosanna Fish A & R administrator Sue Shortridge Front cover: Photograph of Jennifer Pike by Eric Richmond Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta Photography Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen Publishers: Robert Lienau Musikverlag, Berlin (Violin Concerto), Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS, Copenhagen (Valse lyrique), Carl Gehrmans Vorlag, Stockholm (Andante festivo), Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig (other works)

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