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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Hidden Sibelius Gems

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…Beethoven’s two beautiful Romances for Violin and Orchestra come to mind, which are also much overshadowed by the solitary violin concerto. But the differences are – one – that there is much less a dearth of beautiful middle-period Beethoven than there is of middle-to-late Sibelius and – two – that the Romances can seem a touch ‘cute’, compared to the overwhelming concerto; the Humoresques – composed in 1917*; premiered in 1919 – meanwhile are condensed musical statements that don’t blush facing direct comparison…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Hidden Sibelius Gems

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Jean Sibelius, Humoresques et al.,
Nicolas Dautricourt (violin), Orquestra Vigo 430, Alejandro Garrdio Porras, Juho Poj (piano),
La Dolce Volta

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