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.
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Sándor Lakatos plays Csárdás (Monti)
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 …
Leonid Kogan plays Paganini’s Nel cor più non mi sento
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 …
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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto [Julia Fischer]
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.
Vivaldi: Four Seasons [I Musici]
Italian chamber orchestra I Musici performs The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) by Antonio Vivaldi. The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concertos, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. The wonderful videos below are from “I Musici“, a film by award-winning Dutch cinematographer Anton van Munster …