Here is an absolute whopper of a disc from Chandos. If you are an addict of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, you might already possess many recorded versions. Do not doubt and do not hesitate to add this one to your collection. Jennifer Pike plays it with all the urgency, passion and immediacy of the young woman she is. In the great slow movement, this translates into a kind of molten intensity which – at the end, as the violin curls skyward while the magnificent strings of the Bergen Philharmonic softly pulse away – will break your heart… Get it now.