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    Sibelius's Valse Triste arranged for six - identical - double basses


    In celebration of Jean Sibelius's 150th birthday in December 2015, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra double bassist Charles DeRamus performs his own arrangement of Valse Triste, op.44 for six basses - playing every part himself. Watch: Violinist Eric Silberger performs Paganini’s Caprice no.24 with layered variations

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    Maxim Vengerov gives Sibelius Violin Concerto masterclass


    Remember you are accompanying here - otherwise everyone will hear these exercises! It's very important not to take attention away from the theme.' Maxim Vengerov gives a masterclass on Sibelius's Violin Concerto and speaks about the importance of emphasising the theme - even when the soloist is required ...

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    Is there a 'right' way to play Sibelius?


    Sibelius should be performed in a bleak style representative of his native sound world, not with the luscious richness and colour of the Berlin Philharmonic, argues Andrew Mellor

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    Nikolaj Znaider performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto


    The Strad's March 2015 cover star, Nikolaj Znaider, performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Juraj Valcuha in October 2011. The violinist talks about the importance of practising Bach and basics in his blog for The Strad. Subscribe to ...

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    Sibelius: Six Humoresques opp.87 & 89, Two Serenades op.69, Suite op.117, Swanwhite op.54


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Pekka Kuusisto (violin/director) Tapiola Sinfonietta Composer: Sibelius Sibelius’s reputation reached its apex in the 1930s, when the distinguished English musicologist Julius Harrison went as far as to claim that ‘Sibelius is the one recognised by cultured musicians as ...