Music for piano
by Sibelius -
'Folke Gräsbeck is a splendid advocate ...'
It would be misleading to claim Sibelius as a major keyboard composer. I have had the good fortune to strum a little on the piano at his home. I can claim in all modesty that with some Tristan and Isolde I was responsible for music finer than anything on these five discs. It is also significant that something like a third of the pieces recorded here are arrangements by the composer of works originally written for orchestra. This immediately raises an important question: which version represents the cart and which the horse...
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CD INFORMATION: SIBELIUS PIANO MUSIC II