Naxosnews 6: DOHNANYI, E.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 +holiday to London to see sheetmusic Dohnanyi2, Royal Albert Hall, James Bond, Claudia SchifferApril 21, 2008 13:15
DOHNANYI, E.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
Best known for his Variations on a Nursery Theme for piano and orchestra, the Hungarian composer Ernő von Dohnányi also wrote two published Symphonies, two Piano Concertos and two Violin Concertos, all of which have been undeservedly neglected. The rarely heard Violin Concerto No. 1, notable for its Brahmsian slow movement, combines virtuosity and lyricism. Written in the mould of the great Romantic violin concerto, and with an unmistakably Hungarian flavour, the superbly orchestrated and remarkably inventive Violin Concerto No. 2 (1949-50) is worthy of being ranked alongside the Concertos by Barber and Korngold.
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 27
Ludwig, Michael, violin
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Falletta, JoAnn, Conductor
I. Molto moderato, maestoso e rubato 12:32
II. Andante 08:24
III. Molto vivace 06:04
IV. Tempo del primo pezzo, rubato 13:41
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 43
I. Allegro molto moderato 11:23
II. Intermezzo: Allegro comodo e scherzando 03:42
III. Adagio molto sostenuto - 09:18
IV. Allegro risoluto e giocoso 06:20
Total Playing Time: 01:11:24
Because I had seen the sheetmusic of the 1th violinconcerto of Dohnanyi in a music library in the neighboorhood and I found out that the 2th violinconcerto of Dohnanyi was in London, next to the Royal Albert Hall
(capacity of 5200!! visitors) in the Royal College of Music,
I made a holiday to London and Cambridge with a train under the sea between France and the united Kingdom to see this 2th Dohanyi. A friend who was with me took this photo:
In the orchestration of the 2th violinconcerto THERE ARE NO 1TH OR 2TH VIOLINS!!! No big chance to play this piece once with an orchestra.(No change for violins anyway)
In London we saw the marathon and the new James Bond, Daniel Craig promoting on the red carpet his new film Flashbacks of a fool:
Also topmodel Claudia Schiffer was one of the guests.
Added: April 10, 2008 (Less info)
For three years I have a website, where I post "out-of-copyright" (in the Netherlands)
I wrote (with my left hand, which I still do) on 25 februari on my blog, because of a fall on my elbow (with elbowprotectors!!, safety first) on ice on 1 januari 2008: "I am injured in my schoulder, because of a fall on the ice during skating ( I had luck I wear my icehockeyshoulderprotector otherwise the consequenses of the fall would be worse said the fysiotherapeut) and during a rehearsal of an orchestra I went to home because of the pain. The pain is now diminishing because of treatment by a fysiotherapeut."
Our factory exits 110 years. This was a reason for a day out in Amsterdam and in a touristic place in the neighboorhood of Amsterdam (I had never been there before) Zaanse schans with a lot of Dutch windmills and wooden shoes:
Here a big wooden shoe in front of the museum
Wooden skates and roller skates
Here a 2 machines to make (copy) wooden shoes.
BUT ALSO WOODEN SHOE VIOLINS:
Perhaps this is the secret of Stradivarius.
Bram Heemskerk is from Waddinxveen, Netherlands. Biography
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