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New on takt1: Noseda, Jansen & LSO

Author: takt1

The LSO under Gianandrea Noseda plays Tchaikovsky's Fifth, and before that, Janine Jansen with Bruch's first Violin Concerto.

  • Janine Jansen | Copyright: © Marco Borggreve

    Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve

  • London Symphony Orchestra | Copyright: © Mark Allan

    London Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan

You can't help but feel a little sorry for him: although the composer Max Bruch went on to write two further violin concertos which he considered superior, it was the first that was always performed during his lifetime and beyond. The elegiac melodies are simply wonderful, while the free flow of thoughts in the first movement unfold like a fantasy. When it's played well, this classic can sound just as thrilling as it must have done at the premiere.

Tchaikovsky deemed his great Fifth to be a failure. To modern listeners, this seems unthinkable; compared to the thunderous forth, it seems to be in a whole other league. A dramatic fate motif recurs throughout the work, giving us a taster of the unfathomable drama of the composer's later works.

English title Bruch: Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Recording location Konzerthaus Dortmund
Recording date 01 December 2019
Production year 2019
Production Company takt1
Coproduction Company sone media
Producer Simeon Klein
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Jens Schünemann
English title of music work Violin Concerto No. 1
Composer Max Bruch
English title of music work Symphony No. 5
Composer Pjotr Tchaikovsky
Orchestra / Band London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Soloist Janine Jansen

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