A Brave Show
by Sibelius -
'... much here to surprise and fascinate ...'
Sibelius can never have desired a more complete version of his choral music than this. Indeed some of the pieces might well have embarrassed him. Nevertheless, I now feel strongly tempted to unearth my sole composition, a fugue that proved prelude to a debilitating attack of flu. Andrew Barnett has sorted the formidable corpus, as he did also in his Sibelius biography. There he adopted a chronological sequence; here he sorts mainly by medium (male voices, mixed choir, female or children's chorus) in the disc sequence, but by language in the description of the music...
Copyright © 27 September 2010
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