Inspiration

Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Romances

CD
28 Sep 2018

Barcode: 0190295564476

Other participants: Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra

Intensity and brilliance: Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto – but what a concerto! Its burning intensity and poetic depth was unprecedented for its time; only in the Romantic era were the work’s qualities fully appreciated. The influence of the Violin Concerto on following generations of composers was huge: today, it is acknowledged as a major milestone in the concerto literature. With their captivating melodies, Beethoven’s two virtuosic Romances for violin are among the most beautiful works for violin and orchestra.