Suite for Violin and String Orch op. 117 — Score & solo part (violin)

Sibelius, Jean
Title: Suite for Violin and String Orch op. 117 — Score & solo part (violin)
Authors: Sibelius, Jean (Composer)
Product number: 9790550110830
Product form: Sheet music
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Price: 30,50 € (27,73 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 1. edition, 2011
Language: undefined
Pages: 32
Product family: Orchestral & stage works
Finnish library classification: 78.5571 Konsertot viululle
This suite is one of Sibelius' last works, written in 1928-29 shortly after the completion of Tapiola and the music to The Tempest. It represents the culmination of a series of works for violin and orchestra which started with the Serenades op. 69 and continued with the Humoresques opp. 87 and 89. The voice of the violin - Sibelius' mother-tongue - unites with the orchestral writing of a mature and experienced symphonist. All three movements of the op. 117 revolve around themes of the countryside in summer, and its airy solo violin writing is reminiscent of a lyrical, rustic story-teller. As is typical with Sibelius, harmonies occasionally touch a darker, more unpredictable vein, but on the whole this is an unusually direct and uncomplicated work from the mature composer's pen.

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