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Part of TH1 Classical Thursdays 1 2013
About This Performance
Sibelius went through three soloists, some nasty reviews, and a major revision of the work before he got his Violin Concerto the way he wanted it, but in that form it has become the most often recorded 20th-century concerto, a beloved favorite of audiences and violinists alike. Between the bristling and brilliant outer movements comes a wondrous slow movement: “mercilessly beautiful,” in Finnish poet Lassi Nummi’s ecstatic vision of the Concerto.
One of the world’s greatest violinists, the brilliant Gil Shaham in Sibelius’ brooding and virtuosic classic.
MTT conducts Tchaikovsky’s fateful Fourth.
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