The Violin: the Voice of Sibelius


10 of January, 2024 (Wednesday) - 07:00 p.m.

Sibelius, with his Humoresque Op. 87 and Op. 89 was faced with the need to reconcile two factors that were difficult to reconcile; on the one hand, the long and illustrious tradition of the Romanticism, in which virtuosity had to find its proper space; on the other, his personal compositional style, in which the idea of neo-primitivism, of sobriety and depth of thought, reflected a claim of cultural identity for Finland. However, the Sibelius Humoresque moves in a substantial balance between these two components, with thematic material of an unmistakably Sibeliusian Nordic atmosphere and with a very demanding violin writing, which establishes a relationship of intimate solidarity with the orchestral team.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter"

Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)
Intermezzo for String Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525 “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik”


Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Andante festivo, Op. 117a
Suite Champetre, op. 98b
Humoresques, op. 87
Humoresques, op. 89



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