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Sibelius: Works for Violin and Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta, Pekka Kuusisto

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1.1
Humoresque No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 1
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:40
1.2
Humoresque No. 2 in D Major, Op. 87, No. 2
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:09
1.3
Humoresque No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 89a
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
4:30
1.4
Humoresque No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 89b
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:57
1.5
Humoresque No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 89c
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:26
1.6
Humoresque No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 89d
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:08
2 Serenades, Op. 69  
1.7
No. 1. Serenade in D Major
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
5:15
1.8
No. 2. Serenade in G Minor
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
6:07
Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, JS 185  
1.9
I. Country Scenery
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:10
1.10
II. Evening in Spring
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:51
1.11
III. In the Summer
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
1:48
Swanwhite Suite, Op. 54  
1.12
I. The Peacock
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:33
1.13
II. The Harp
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:14
1.14
III. The Maiden with the Roses
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:59
1.15
IV. Listen, the Robin Sings
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:47
1.16
V. The Prince Alone
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:41
1.17
VI. Swanwhite and the Prince
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:19
1.18
VII. Song of Praise
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:36
Total Playing Time    62:10
"Four Stars ... an aural delight of excellently spirited Sibelius ... sonically splendid ... the recorded sound has violin and antiphonal horns and winds streaking through the sonic stratosphere ... warrants my recommending this disc for Best of the Year honours." - Audiophile Audition For lovers of Sibelius's famous Violin Concerto, this album offers an ideal opportunity to discover his less-performed works for violin and orchestra, played by celebrated Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Known as a cutting edge musician, Kuusisto is acclaimed for his tone, technique, infectious enthusiasm and his imaginative interpretations, all of which are on display here. The Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top professional orchestras in the Nordic countries, is famous for its fine performances of classical, contemporary and less familiar chamber orchestra repertoire.
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