Sibelius: Suite in E; Adagio in D minor; Fugue for Martin Wegelius; Duo in C; Piano Duo in C

COMPOSERS: Sibelius
LABELS: Ondine
WORKS: Suite in E; Adagio in D minor; Fugue for Martin Wegelius; Duo in C; Piano Duo in C
PERFORMER: Pekka Kuusisto (vln), Raija Kerppo, Juhani Lagerspetz (pno); Jean Sibelius Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: ODE 850-2 DDD
This delightful collection is worth hearing for the debut of young Finnish violinist, Pekka Kuusisto. It seems particularly appropriate that the charming Suite in E, bursting with the young composer’s grand violinistic aspirations, should be given its recording premiere by this tremendously focused, lyrical 19-year-old. Sibelius’s earliest surviving piece, Waterdrops, for violin and cello, makes for a haunting final fragment, a touchstone for his creative legacy. Helen Wallace

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