Tetzlaff plays Mozart 2,3,4 and 2th Joachim
July 12, 2006 at 11:06 AMLast sunday I was with my parents in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (during the world soccer final, but Holland/Orange was not in the final) and we heard the violinconcerto's 2,3,4 of Mozart. The day before he had played Mozart 1,5 and Symfonia concertante. I new all these 3 violinconcerto's, which I had heard during the semi's of the Elisabeth competition. I have played number 5 with soloist and number 4 during 2 rehearsals (one rehearsal with the soloist). Soon I will play number 3. My parents only know number 4 and hear 2 and 3 for the first time.
As usual I gave Christian Tetzlaff 10 rare violinconcerto's and the sheetmusic/cd of sonates opus 22 and opus 53 of Henri Vieuxtemps. I said that I had seen on internet that he had played Joachim2 opus 11 "Hungarian". I asked whether he had enough chance to play this rarity. That was no problem, he told. 15 times till now and first in 48 minutes and now in 40 minutes. This winter he will play it in ROTTERDAM!!! I will be there to hear this rarity.
I told I also had the sheetmusic of the 1th violinconcerto of Joachim opus3. He also had it, but, just like the 3th his opinion these were second rank and the 2th was the best. He will soon RECORD this 2th violinconcerto of Joseph Joachim!! So after the Naxos-recording of the 3th violinconcerto of Joseph Joachim of Takako Nashazaki and recordings of Aaron Rosand, Rachel Barton and Elmar Oliveira of the 2th Joachim, he will make the 4th version of this concerto on cd. It is a pity that no one had recorded the 1th violinconcerto of Joseph Joachim (opus 3), so you could compare all 3 violinconcerto's of Joseph Joachim, just like you can compare all 5 Mozartconcerto's, all recorded by Tetzlaff.
From William YapI read an article in the Strad magazine about him recording Bach's violin solo (for the second time). Have you heard it? Any good?
Posted on July 13, 2006 at 7:26 AM
From Bram HeemskerkNo I have not heard it. I have already a version of the Sonates and Partita's of Bach on LP of Thomas Zehetmair. I collect rare violinconcerto's, one version, and I am not so critically about the way the violinist plays. Only 4 cd's I replaced because of big intonation problems. I dislike violinist who play only all the well known pieces, like the Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, 3th Saint-Saens pieces or play the Bach sonates or the 24 Paganini caprices or the Ysaye soantes, because there are enough good versions on the market. The most terrible violinist are the ones who dare to record an evergreenviolinpiece for the second time in their live, so show their improvements on that piece, instead of recording some less or unrecorded pieces for collectors like me and to promote good rare pieces. A lot of less recorded pieces are not second rank, but the problem is that nobody knows them, because professional violinist don't listen enough to rarities and listening should be part of their job. If a professional violinist is studying 4 hours a day he or she should listen every day 2 hours to unknown classical music or looking for 2 hours in archives for specialties. The result now is that non second rank rarities are seldom heard in the concerthalls.
Posted on July 13, 2006 at 10:34 AM
Happily enough Tetzlaff had discovered the rare but beautiful 2th violinconcerto of Joseph Joachim and will soon record it.
From William YapI understand and agree about too many recordingss of popular violin pieces. I'm now almost running out of new CDs to collect without having duplicated pieces.
Posted on July 14, 2006 at 12:52 AM
That said, I do have 6 different recordings of Bach's violin solo for learning/study purposes. There are those who play in baroque style, modern style, combination of both etc. I thought it's good to listen to different interpretations of the music.
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