Sibelius-En Glad Musikant

Posted on September 6th, 2012 by

Sibelius-En Glad Musikant 1924/6(text by the Swedish composer, Ture Rangström, written over the notes) Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin. Wapping 6th September 2012 (Stradivari 1698, Bow by Stephen Bristow)

Sibelius with his wife and daughter 1925

A few years ago, I played this work for the first time, in Northern Finland, and was entranced. I have found my way back to it through my fascination with Ole Bull-it seems to have more than a little in common with his Fanitulla.

Ole Bull-Fanitulla Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Workshop Recording, London August 29th 2012)