Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Jansen, Järvi)

Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, the Dutch violinist and violist Janine Jansen performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded in January 2015.

Considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin, the piece is in three movements:

  1. Allegro moderato (D major)
  2. Canzonetta: Andante (G minor)
  3. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo (D major)

There is no break or pause between the second and third movements.

It is among the most popular violin concertos, and still in use in popular media. It has a central role in the 2009 French comedy film Le Concert and is played during the final scene. It is also heard briefly during the 2014 American action neo-noir vigilante crime thriller film The Equalizer.

In the pilot episode of the Amazon Prime Instant Video series Mozart in the Jungle parts of the last movement are played by Joshua Bell. It was also used in 2002 Chinese drama film “Together” in the last scenes, and used in the soundtrack to the 2011 American documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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