GJ2273 48 minutes
Jean Sibelius was part of a wave of composers who accepted the norms of late 19th century composition, but sought to radically simplify the internal construction of the music. He pursued the idea of continuously developing cells and fragments of music until, like a mosaic, they came together to form a grand statement at the end. He was an advocate of Finland's independence from Russia and his composition "Finlandia" was so powerful and stirring that it's performance was banned in Russia.
1. Finlandia, Op 26: No. 7
2. Violin Concerto in D Minor, I. Allegro moderato
3. Violin Concerto in D Minor, II. Adagio di molto
4. Violin Concerto in D Minor, III. Allegro ma non tanto
5. The Oceanides, Op. 73