Musical Soirée at Ainola

Musical Soirée at Ainola

by Pekka Kuusisto
     
 

What a splendid idea: recording five sets of Jean Sibelius music for violin and piano in the parlour in Ainola, Sibelius' home for five decades. The works are lighter Sibelius, but then, a performance of the nihilistic "Symphony No. 4" really wouldn't be appropriate in the parlour. But what is appropriate are the delightful little pieces on this disc, each one more… See more details below

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What a splendid idea: recording five sets of Jean Sibelius music for violin and piano in the parlour in Ainola, Sibelius' home for five decades. The works are lighter Sibelius, but then, a performance of the nihilistic "Symphony No. 4" really wouldn't be appropriate in the parlour. But what is appropriate are the delightful little pieces on this disc, each one more charming than the next. And hearing Sibelius' sweet tunes performed with such obvious warmth and affection by violinist Pekka Kuusisto and pianist Heini Kärkkäinen and recorded with such obvious care and consideration by the crew from Ondine is almost as good as being there. The photographs of Sibelius' home in the liner notes only makes the experience seem more real.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Ondine
UPC:
0761195104620
catalogNumber:
1046

Tracks

  1. Pieces (5) for violin & piano, Op. 81  - Jean Sibelius  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Pekka Kuusisto  - Cheri Tamminen  - Heini Kärkkäinen
  2. Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 78  - Jean Sibelius  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Pekka Kuusisto  - Cheri Tamminen  - Heini Kärkkäinen
  3. Cinq danses champétres (5), for violin & piano, Op. 106  - Jean Sibelius  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Pekka Kuusisto  - Cheri Tamminen  - Heini Kärkkäinen
  4. Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 115  - Jean Sibelius  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Pekka Kuusisto  - Cheri Tamminen  - Heini Kärkkäinen
  5. Pieces (3) for violin & piano, Op. 116  - Jean Sibelius  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Pekka Kuusisto  - Cheri Tamminen  - Heini Kärkkäinen

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