The weekend concert was the first of two devoted to Paganini's six violin concertos
, with each work featuring a different soloist.
Regarding violin concertos
, Wollny notes that the few surviving manuscripts represent only a fraction of what once existed given Bach's orchestral responsibilities.
Hot on the heels of a similar title released by Radioservis (Roman Patooka, Prague Philharmonia), Supraphon has issued an album of the Violin Concertos
of Franti5ek Benda (1709-1786), featuring Ivan Zenaty.
Which is definitely the sort of connection between violinist and orchestra that is needed for the Brahms violin concerto
. Braunstein said that unlike many violin concertos
, the Brahms piece is not intended to be a tour de force showcase for the solo violinist.
Piano versions of violin concertos
by Bach and Beethoven (yes, there is indeed one of that insuperable masterpiece) inspired Lazic to realise his dream of interpreting the pianistic subtext of the violin concerto
Beethoven's Violin Concerto
is the benchmark by which all violin concertos
Chloe Hanslip is a young violinist who avoids the main repertoire, and now she plays two Violin Concertos
by the virtuoso fiddler Jeno Hubay, which were written to test the soloist's skills.
Equally nocturnal and supernatural are Szymanowski's two violin concertos
, here performed by Alena Baeva, a sweet-toned violinist born in Kazakhstan in 1985, ably backed by a Polish ensemble.
Shostakovich and Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
. Sarah Chang, violin; Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mozart wrote all five of his violin concertos
when he was just turning 20; because he loathed the job he held then as violinist to the archbishop, he never returned to the form.
And the night before, at nine o'clock, Kraemer will be at the conductor's stand for a Late Mix concert of 20th Century works which, like Vivaldi's classic set of violin concertos
, also take nature and the elements as their theme.
Mozart wrote a total of five violin concertos
, all in Salzburg.