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Tauno Hannikainen - Sibelius: Concerto in D Minor


Classic Records (Everest)



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AEVC 3045Q
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP
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This, Sibelius' only violin concerto, was completed in 1903 and contains segments that require virtuosity to do full justice to its technical and interpretive intricacies. Just such a virtuoso, in Tossy Spivakovsky, plays violin on this Everest recording of Tauno Hannikainen conducting The London Symphony Orchestra. The recording is another Bert Whyte sonic triumph on 35mm film. In addition to the concerto, Whyte and team recorded Sibelius' last tone poem, Tapiola, referred to by many as a consummate masterpiece written with extraordinary simplicity and directness. The LP was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz/History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Berne Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through Classic's all-tube tape playback system and cutting system. Authentic tip-on construction jackets with all original artwork and labels add to this must-have deluxe LP edition as part of the Classic Everest 35mm LP Series.

1. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
2. Tapiola – Tone Poem, Op. 112

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Great Sibelius

posted on 09/05/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: John P.
This is a great sounding and very well played example of the Sibelius only Violin Concerto. I have a half dozen copies of this wonderful concerto and this ranks with the best (even my Heifetz copy). Ditto on the tone poem. Very reasonable price to boot.

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