Last weekend was quite busy, because I heard 3 rare violinconcerto's in 2 days. The last one was of Julius Conus played by Lisa Jacobs,
Some years ago she also plays the rare Nielsen violinconcerto. Perhaps I have to wait 20 years to hear this piece again , perhaps I will never hear it again. Also the former concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Rudolf Koelman has played Conus on cd 20 years ago, which is now on Youtube, just as the version of the teacher of Rudolf Jascha Heifetz. Rudolf was enthousiastic that Lisa Jacobs plays this piece in Lier near Antwerpen in Belgie.
Lisa Jacobs with the flowers and the youth orchestra.
That midday I was in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam where the German violinist Isabelle Faust plays the violinconcerto of Larcher. During the 2th movement she broke her eing, so after a short break of some seconds she ended that movement with the violin of the concertmaster of that orchestra. Thereafter he concertmaster had a reserve-eing and attached it on the violin of Isabelle Faust and they changed after a 2 minute break of instruments and played on their own instruments the 3th movement. Quite clever to have with you a reserve- E ing to shorten the time after breaking a string.
Isabelle Faust with 4 strings
The evening before I was with a friend to the Georgian Lisa Bathisvili who played with the concertgeboouw orchestra the violinconcerto of the Finnish composer Lindberg who was also in the audience. After the modern violin concerto she did not play the well known conservarory Bach/Paganini encore pieces but a piece from Georgia. (Better than Faust , because Faust played the well known Bach again)
After the concert it was possible to ask question to 3 members of the Concertgebouw orchestra, composer Lindberg, Lisa Bathiasvili and someone of the management of the orchestra.
I forget to asked why the Royal Concertgbouw orchestra still has no Youtubechannel, just like the Rotterdam Philharmonic or the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Does the Pasadena orchestra already has a Youtube-channel?
In 2006 I played with 2th price winner of Indianapolis 2006 Simone Lamsma www.simonelamsma.com/ , who earlier recorded violin/piano music of Elgar and 2 Spohr violin concerto's for Naxos, the violin concerto of Khatchaturian with an amateurorchestra. Here with the score of the soloist:
At the end of last year I heard the German violinist Antje Weithaas. She played the 22th violin concerto of Viotti. Here the concerto with the sheetmusic
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) wrote his violionconcerto in 1911. I heard the piece by Lisa Jacobs 2 years ago.
Here the 2th of the 2 violin concerto's of the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Here an unknown but beautiful walse during the new year skating race on the 5 km artificial ice track in Holland:
More entries: December 2009
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