Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Dutch classical violin concert and recording artist Janine Jansen performs Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Latvian classical violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Maxim Vengerov performs Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Performed and broadcast on April 19th, 2013, with Paavo Järvi conducting in the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Encore: “Mélodie” from “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” (arranged by Alexander Glazunov).
Itzhak Perlman plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004. The piece, which includes the famous “Chaconne” was written between 1717 and 1720. Live recording from Saint John’s Smith Square, London (1978).
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra), German violinist Julia Fischer performs Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
Accompanied by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, American violinist Hilary Hahn performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K. 216. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
Hungarian violin virtuoso Sándor Lakatos and his Gipsy Band play Csárdás, a composition by Italian composer Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868 – 20 June 1922). Czárdás is actually a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (old Hungarian term for tavern). Monti’s piece is based on that form of folk music, written around …
A preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan plays Niccolò Paganini’s “Nel cor più non mi sento“. It is actually a soprano aria from act 2 in Giovanni Paisiello’s 1788 opera L’amor contrastato, ossia La molinara, usually known as La molinara. Paganini is one of the composers who wrote variations based on Paisiello’s …
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the German violinist Julia Fischer plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Recorded during the Saint-Denis Festival on June 19, 2014. Encore: Sarabande, one of the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.