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Bram Heemskerk

Nielsen violinconcerto with Lisa Jacobs

November 1, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Last Tuesday I saw and heard the violinconcerto of Nielsen played by Lisa Jacobs

and the
The Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the Doelen in Rotterdam. ASO is an orchestra which plays without financial support from the government. The ticket was even cheaper (25 euro instead of 35 euro) than the more famous (in Holland?) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,who played some days ago the same violinconcerto of Nielsen with Nikolay Zainder.

I got an autograph on his cd of Nielsen when I heard Znaider in the Doelen (full house, sold out) with conductor Valerie Gergiev and the
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra playing the violinconcerto of Korngold one year ago.

I have not have heard the version Znaider playing Nielsen, but this version of Lisa Jacobs was very good and I think Lisa has improved since I heard her last year at Janine Jansen chamber festival, where she had a masterclass of Julian Rachlin (he said to Lisa, at that time: What are you doing in a masterclass??). Perhaps she can play this piece (or Goldmark, also on her repertoirlist) again in the final of
a big competition like for example Elisabeth in Brussel (please not that often heard and thus hasbecome silly Tsjaikovsky)
It was a pity that the concerthall the Doelen was so empty that evening (I counted 107 visitors), but the music was great (Niels Gade Efterklange af Ossian and 1th symphonie Bramhs.[i both played those 2 pieces with amateurorchestra's]) It is special hat such a commercial orchestra without financial support from the government had programmed this rare but unjustly neglegted violinconcerto.

By the way. Last week I was with a friend in Denmark. We also visit a smaller city Odense apart of Copenhagen. Close to the little birthhouse of Hans Christian Anderson of all the fairy tales we found a concerthall and A MUSEUM OF CARL NIELSEN!! The entry was free and I made some photo's also from the partiture of Nielsen violinconcerto and a photo of Peder Møler.
I have played with amateurorchestra's ouverture Maskerade (there was an old photo of the first opera Maskerade in the museum) and Nielsen 3th symphony.

Partiture of the Nielsenviolinconcerto + 1th performer Peder Møler.

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