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Live on takt1: Kopatchinskaja, Gimeno & The OPL

Author: takt1

13 FEB 2020: Ravel’s “Tzigane”, Bruckner’s fourth Symphony and a new Violin Concerto – live from Philharmonie Luxembourg.

  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Copyright: © Julia Wesely

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely

  • Gustavo Gimeno | Copyright: © Marco Borggreve

    Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is not a fan of routine. Her interpretations focus on drawing out the friction and the deeper meaning in the music. She becomes one with the work, letting go and feeling her way through the music. It’s not always about beautiful tone – she isn’t afraid of scratching and scraping at the strings, giving the music an edgy raw sound.

In the breakneck solo passages at the beginning of Ravel’s “Tzigane”, Kopatchinskaja gets the chance to demonstrate her extravagant technique. This is followed by a new violin concerto by Spanish composer Francisco Coll García, a work which combines strong rhythms, Spanish idiom and elements of modernism. In the second part comes Bruckner’s sumptuous ”Romantic”, a fulminant and heroic symphony.

Recording location Philharmonie Luxembourg
Recording date 13 February 2020
Production year 2020
Production Company takt1
Coproduction Company sone media
Producer Simeon Klein
Sound Engineer David Schwager
Composer Maurice Ravel
Original title of music work Tzigane
Composer Francisco Coll García
Original title of music work Violin Concerto
Composer Anton Bruckner
English title of music work Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
Director Enrique Sanchez Lansch
Orchestra / Band Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Conductor Gustavo Gimeno
Soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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