Alpha Classics has today announced the release of German VC Artist Tobias Feldmann‘s new album: Sibelius & Rautavaara Violin Concertos.
Recorded with French conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the disc features the violin concertos of eminent Finnish composers Jean Sibelius and Einojuhani Rautavaara.
“Over the years I’ve fallen deeply in love with the both of these magical works …” Tobias has told The Violin Channel.
“Written by two of Finland’s most celebrated composers some 70 years apart, for me they both depict, in an equally magical way, the overwhelming beauty of the northern landscape …” he has said.
“The first time I experienced the music of Rautavaara I was 12 years old playing in a youth orchestra … I was immediately fascinated by the lyricism and innovation – and when I found out he also composed a violin concerto, I couldn’t wait to explore it.”
Sibelius and Rautavaara: Violin Concertos |CD|
Tobias Feldmann, Violin
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Conductor
Orchestra Philharmonique Royal de Liège
Release Date: May 25, 2018