Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Sibelius pun

A nice one from Richard A. Kaplan in Fanfare. Reviewing a recording of Sibelius's String quartet and a Piano quintet in G minor from 1890 by Martin Roscoe and the Coull Quartet (on Somm), he remarks that the quintet, a student work, shows how Sibelius hadn't yet mastered large-scale musical form:
It's a long way to Tapiola.

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