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Sibelius: Works for Violin and Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta, Pekka Kuusisto

Available in 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit, AIFF, FLAC and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

"The way Kuusisto and the ensemble breathe together in the Humoresques, allowing real improvisatory freedom with no loss whatsoever of rhythmic coherence, is pretty amazing ... engineering is just as splendid as the performances ... terrific!"
- ClassicsToday.com

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Humoresques  
1
No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 87
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:40
2
No. 2 in D Major, Op. 87
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:09
3
No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 89a
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
4:30
4
No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 89b
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:57
5
No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 89c
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:26
6
No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 89d
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:08
2 Serenades, Op. 69  
7
No. 1. Serenade in D Major
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
5:15
8
No. 2. Serenade in G Minor
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
6:07
Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, JS 185  
9
I. Country Scenery
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:10
10
II. Evening in Spring
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:51
11
III. In the Summer
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
1:48
Swanwhite Suite, Op. 54  
12
I. The Peacock
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:33
13
II. The Harp
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:14
14
III. The Maidens with the Roses
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:59
15
IV. Listen, the Robin Sings
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:47
16
V. The Prince alone
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:41
17
VI. Swanwhite and the Prince
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
3:19
18
VII. Song of Praise
Jean Sibelius; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Pekka Kuusisto
2:36
Digital Booklet
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.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters

Recorded in 2.8224 MHz DSD
Mastered in 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original DSD master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and PCM versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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