February 28, 2008
The Schumann Violin Concerto
Clara Schumann refused to publish her husband Robert's one and only violin concerto because she thought it was the music of a mad man. Just a year after he wrote it, Schumann was institutionalized in a sanitarium. But violinist Renaud Capucon hears great pain, beauty and triumph in the music. He'll talk about this lonely concerto before we hear him perform it in Berlin with Hans Graf and the German Symphony Orchestra, as our week of violin concertos continues.
"Briony" and "Robbie's Note" from "Atonement"
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the English Chamber Orchestra and conductor Benjamin Wallfisch
Third movement from Violin Concerto
Violinist Leila Josefowicz with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and conductor Roberto Abbado
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2
The Pacifica String Quartet
Madeline Island Music Camp, LaPointe, Wisconsin
Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10
Violinists Richard Tognetti, Helena Rathbone, Satu Vanska and Aiko Goto with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Jordan Hall, Boston
Fourth movement from Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat, Op. 10
Pianist Yefim Bronfman with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta
"I Had No Time To Hate"
Conspirare with conductor Craig Hella Johnson
St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas
"Mort, tu as Navre"
The Frick Collection, New York City
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. post.
Violinist Renaud Capuçon with the German Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hans Graf
"Islamey, Fantaisie orientale"
Pianist Yefim Bronfman
Shriver Hall, Baltimore