Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Complete Works (JSW) – SON 628
edited by the National Library of Finland and the Sibelius Society of Finland
136 pages | 25 x 32 cm | 722 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-80341-7 | Linen
To all intents and purposes, Jean Sibelius wrote his Violin Concerto practically twice. To begin with, there are glaring discrepancies between the original version of 1903/04, which the composer self-critically withdrew immediately after the first performances, and the revision of 1905, which was so successful that posterity wonders why Sibelius composed only one work for this genre.
The present volume contains a critical edition of the piano score of the 1905 version. From the 1904 version, the surviving fragment of the scribal copy of the piano score of movement I appears as a facsimile, and movements II and III are published as reconstructions as complete as possible based on the sources.