Hilary Hahn's Live Performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto
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:
It's true. The audience did not want her to leave and after 4 curtain calls, she left them wanting more. I really appreciate coming to the violin at a time when these kinds of concerts can be viewed live, saved, and redistributed publicly. And I am glad that forward thinking organizations like Concertgebouw, BBC, and others have invested the resources to make concerts like this available to the public -- albeit, often for only 24 hours.
From Paul DeckI wasn't able to get the feed at the site you linked.
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM
From Sal PeraltaIt is here but you need to select Dinsdag 12 Mrt and then hit the play button. The title is "JAAP VAN ZWEDEN MET DALLAS IN NEDERLAND". The DSO is giving most of its publicity to its new music director. :)
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM
From Sue ButtramThanks so much for the tip. A wonderful performance.
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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