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Nielsen, Sibelius: Violin Concertos; Serenades (2) / Baiba Skride, violin; Tampere PO, Rouvali

Album Summary

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Sibelius, Jean : Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69
>Nielsen, Carl : Concerto for Violin Op. 33 (FS 61)
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Born into a musical Latvian family violinist Baiba Skride won First Prize at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, held annually in Belgium. Ms. Skride's natural approach to her music making has endeared her to some of today's most important conductors and orchestras. Following her debut at the BBC Proms with the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko playing the Szymanowski Concerto No. 1, The Times noted, 'Latvian violinist Baiba Skride sailed over the orchestra with long lines of melody, silver and sweet.' She was immediately re-invited, and at the 2014 Proms played the Stravinsky Concerto with the BBC Symphony and Ed Gardner. Baiba Skride debut recording with Orfeo of the Szymanowski Concertos and Myths was nominated for the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Awards in the Concerto section. For her Orfeo CD follow up she has recorded two Scandinavian violin concertos truly exciting, fresh and innovative - Jean Sibelius's well-loved concerto and Carl Nielsen's unjustly neglected companion work - with the Tampere Philharmonic and conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
Skride's sound is notably sweet and tight, and her general demeanour in the concerto more shamanistic than heroic. She doesn't have a great deal of power, particularly down low, but she has astonishing purity, accuracy and clarity... together, Rouvali and Skride find the ideal footing for the Two Serenades... the orchestra's veiled tone is like a velvet cushion for Skride's ribbon of sound, frequently devoid of vibrato - often fragile, always delicate.

Sunday Times, 30th August 2015
The Latvian Baiba Skride proves a persuasive advocate of both. Benefiting from the expansive orchestral playing of the Tampere PO and their young conductor - who clearly have Sibelius in their blood - she soars through the difficulties of the solo part with effortless virtuosity and intensity.

The Guardian, 25th September 2015
What's so enticing about this recording from the excellent Latvian violinist Baiba Skride - besides her gorgeously rugged sound and straight-up, natural delivery - is that she clinches the distinct voice of each composer...The Tampere orchestra sounds clean, supple and boisterous under its young chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Tampere Hall, Finnland (01/07/2015-01/09/2015).



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>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali
  • Ensemble: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Tampere Hall, Finnland (01/07/2015-01/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali
  • Notes: Tampere Hall, Finnland (01/07/2015-01/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Nielsen, Carl : Concerto for Violin Op. 33 (FS 61)
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali
  • Notes: Tampere Hall, Finnland (01/07/2015-01/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911