In 2010, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra made a recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann as the soloist and John Storgårds conducting. Zimmermann had recorded the concerto before, in the early 1990s.
The concerto was coupled on the disc with The Bard, with Anni Kuusimäki as the solo harpist, and The Wood-Nymph. The disc got good reviews in the European press.
The Daily Telegraph wrote: “Frank Peter Zimmermann matches intensity with passionate virtuosity in this performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, the Helsinki Philharmonic providing a backcloth of impressive detail, strength and incisiveness.”
Text: Salla Viitanen