Friday, 12 August 2011

Andante festivo

If this was his idea of "festive", Jean Sibelius clearly needed to get out more. "Solemn", "austere", or "wistful" would be a lot nearer the mark. Wonderful, nonetheless - this piece almost brings a lump to my throat around 1' 30".


Stephen Nottingham said...

See what you mean. Nice images too. I like Sibelius. Listening to mainly classical music at moment, as I do most years during August while the Proms are on. However, feel that there's a few too many novelty/BBC prgramme tie-in Proms this year.