Sibelius: Violin Concerto with Baiba Skride
conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste | violin Baiba Skride
Sibelius Violin concert | Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Murmuring strings depict rippling water, the solo violin scatters delicate sunbeams over it: is there a violin concerto that begins more guilelessly than that of Sibelius? But it was only after endless tinkering that this music finally took shape. All that hard work paid off: having achieved immortality in his own country thanks to his imposing Second Symphony, Sibelius made his definitive international breakthrough with the Violin Concerto.