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December 31, 2020IM -
There’s high interest of professionals and public in the early version of the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. The performance material of this “Original Version” is now printed for the first time. It is based on the volume of the complete edition of Jean Sibelius’ works, edited by Timo Virtanen (Breitkopf & Härtel). The early version is longer and even more virtuosic than the revised version of 1905.
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor (Early Version, Op. 47/1904), by Jean Sibelius, Robert Lienau Musikverlag, www.musikverlag-lienau.de.