Sibelius: Eight pieces, op. 99

performed by Eero Heinonen, or below by someone who may or not be the same person (cover image by Dennis Buchner) It’s unlikely that when you hear Sibelius’ name, you think of anything he wrote for piano. Whether it’s any … Continue reading Sibelius: Eight pieces, op. 99

Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1.

This piece has been revisited, and an updated article has been written. Please read it here.  I’ll keep the original article (below) for posterity, but I would suggest reading the new article instead. Performed by someone I listened to this probably four or five or six times. This one is in stark contrast to the other English symphony I have been listening to. This is clearly a war symphony. It’s a piece written just after World War I, finished in 1922, and it has the atmosphere to prove it. The multiple listens appear to have paid off, because in reviewing … Continue reading Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1.