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Delicate Refinement

Music for piano
by Sibelius -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Folke Gräsbeck is a splendid advocate ...'

The Sibelius Edition - Piano Music II. © 2010 BIS Records AB

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...

Copyright © 26 September 2010 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: SIBELIUS PIANO MUSIC II

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