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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 129 - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35

Linus Roth, London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling

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Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 129  
1
I. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
15:16
2
II. Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
11:21
3
III. Adagio - Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
9:40
Violin Concerto, Op. 35  
4
I. Allegro moderato
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
20:26
5
II. Canzonetta - Andante
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
6:40
6
III. Finale - Allegro vivacissimo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Linus Roth; London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Sanderling
10:58
Total Playing Time    74:21
This album contains the world premiere recording of Tchaikovsky´s Violin Concerto in its original version, featuring a few different notes and phrasing bowings than what is usually expected. The most obvious audible difference is that the complete second movement is played with mute, while it has become a tradition that the violinist takes the mute off for the second theme and therefore for most of that movement. This was never intended by Tchaikovsky, as the mute gives the slow movement the feeling and sound of intimacy. ECHO Klassik-winning violinist Linus Roth has performed the piece for 20 years and feels confident to record his unique interpretation, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling. Also on the programme is Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 2, a late work by the composer who at that time was already ill and knew that his life would be soon over. Sanderling was a close friend of his who remembers him well in his late years and as a result the conductor can provide musical insights that only somebody who knew the composer personally can do.
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