Sibelius: Violin Concerto
NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen performs Sibelius' captivating Violin Concerto.
34 minutes 46 seconds
27 September 2020
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47
Miguel Harth-Bedoya Conductor
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin
After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked his Violin Concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.