Valery Sokolov interprets Sibelius' violin concerto
One of the most promising young violinist - Valery Sokolov - and one of the most prestigious chamber orchestras - the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - play under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Cité de la musique in Paris. This concert captures the collaboration with Vladimir Ashkenazy - an established conductor who himself has been a major soloists for the past half-century - in one of the most demanding pieces of the violin repertoire: Sibelius’ violin concerto. The 90 minutes version offers the complete concert, while the 52 minutes version features Rakastava by Sibelius and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 and the 43 minutes programme Sibelius’ Valse triste plus the concerto for violin.
Jean Sibelius: Valse triste Op. 44; Rakastava Op 14, Concerto for violin in D minor Op. 47, Robert Schumann : Symphonie No. 2 in C Major Op. 61