March 12, 2013 at 7:59 PMMany thanks to HH and Delmer Williams for pointing out that Hilary Hahn's performance of Korngold's violin concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam would be available via the internet on a Live Stream. I watched and listened during lunch.
What I heard up until they ran out of bandwidth -- basically the first 15-20 minutes -- was sublime.
UPDATE: If you don't get a chance to catch the archived copy, she has some versions of the Korngold Concerto and a wonderful discussion of it up on YouTube. Her performances are the best of the masters who have recorded performances of this spectacular modern(ish) concerto( Heifetz and Mutter -- also do excellent versions).
Hahn was magnificent, as was the DSO. The concerto plus the encore run about 30 minutes. The concert actually starts at around the 12 or 13 minute mark.
As the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which is blogging its European Tour, notes, Hahn was a show stopper:
Hilary Hahn, the featured soloist on the tour, mesmerized in the Korngold Violin Concerto, and after received a standing ovation and not one but four curtain calls, performed Gigue from the E Major Partita by Bach as an encore.
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