The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is not very well known for his solo piano compositions. What a shame that these rare gems have fallen into obscurity.
The "Romantic Scene" has been described by Tawaststjerna as "perhaps the most perfect piece in the opus", and by Heinonen as "one of the most perfect gems in Sibelius's piano output".
This piece gripped me and wouldn't let go. I absolutely adore the mysterious opening chords, the passion and the unexpected modulations throughout.
I especially love Kyoko Tabe's interpretation, played on a Bosendorfer I believe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4K1Xf0jEg
Piano: Kawai CS7
Sound: VI Labs Ravenscroft 275