A poetic orchestral work by Sibelius frames two beloved Mozart piano concertos—forming a perfect summer picture. Canadian virtuosa Angela Hewitt (“What a pianist. What a performance…What an experience.” ~ The Herald) solos in the No. 22—an amalgam of introspection and passion—and the No. 24—his grandest in design and described by one aficionado as “the queenliest…Combining grace and majesty, the music unfolds like a sovereign in progress.” Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu also leads the NAC Orchestra in atmospheric music that illuminate the mystery of Sibelius’s world.
The concerti are being recorded live by Hyperion Records.