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Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto

Tina K. Ramnarine


This book highlights the unique insights that Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D Minor (op. 47) offers into the composer’s musical imagination, violin virtuosity, and connections between violin-playing traditions. It discusses the concerto’s cultural contexts, performers who are connected with its early history, and recordings of the work. Beginning with Sibelius’s early training as a violinist and his aspirations to be a virtuoso player, the book traces the composition of the concerto at a dramatic political moment in Finnish history. This concerto was composed when Finland, as an autonomou ... More

Keywords: Jean Sibelius, violin concerto, Finland, music in Helsinki, 1880–1905, ecological music history, transmission, virtuoso violinists, virtuosity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190611538
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190611538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina K. Ramnarine, author
Professor of Music, Royal Holloway University of London