Violin Concerto in D minor Opus 47
Jean Sibelius


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The second of 6 entries for Sibelius in the Ultimate Hall of Fame and the first of his to feature in every chart across the 20 years. This slipped to its lowest ever position of number 156 in the most recent countdown.

It's true to say that Sibelius never totally left his first love, the violin, behind though which explains why this concerto is the only one he wrote. How he would have loved to premiere it himself if only the performance technique had developed at the same pace as his compositional genius.