‘Concerto Choice’: Fenella Humphreys and Joseph Tong play Sibelius

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Fenella Humphreys (violin)
Joseph Tong (piano)

‘As both musician and composer the violin was central to Sibelius’s career, and his output for the instrument spans much of his long life. Acclaimed violinist Fenella Humphreys and celebrated pianist Joseph Tong explore a tantalising programme of Sibelius’s music, from the youthful Andante cantabile in G major composed in 1887, through Opp. 78 and 81, written in the midst of the First World War, to his last works for the instrument – Four Pieces, Op. 115 and Three Pieces, Op. 116 both penned in 1929. Completing the programme are the five Danses champêtres, Op. 106 from 1924–5.’

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The disc has been named ‘Concerto Choice’ in the March edition of BBC Music Magazine: “From start to finish Humphreys’ playing is a feast of flawless tuning, beautifully focussed and coloured tone and rich characterisation.”

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