Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major op. 61

Andreas Delfs, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, London Symphony Orchestra
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An instrument with a long history: Susanne Hou plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto on the violin which once belonged to Fritz Kreisler when he wrote his cadenzas for the same work. Like most other priceless violins, the Guarneri violin, built in 1735, belongs to the Stradivari Society, and is only ever leant to performers for short periods. In 2013, Hou heard about the instrument's famous previous owner, and immediately realized that she should take the opportunity to play Beethoven's concerto on the instrument: "I can still sense that Kreisler left his mark on the instrument. My task is to absorb these traces as well as Beethoven's music, and to reproduce them in my own voice." The recording is now available for the first time as a takt1 exclusive – Andreas Delfs conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.
A production of Yi-Jia Susanne Hou in cooperation with Skylight Picture Works. This recording is part of a longer documentary.
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recorded at 12/16/2021, 08:00pm (CET)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61
  • I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • II. Larghetto – attacca
  • III. Rondo (Allegro)