Stasevka / Brahms / Busoni - Violin Concertos (Hybr) | FAMS COALITION


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The celebrated violinist Francesca Dego is joined by theBBC Symphony Orchestra and her regular collaboratorDalia Stasevska for this recording of the violin concertosby Brahms and Busoni. A cornerstone of the repertoire,Brahms's Concerto dates from 1878, a year after theSecond Symphony, and was composed for (anddedicated to) the virtuoso Joseph Joachim. TheConcerto takes the standard three-movement form,and as in Beethoven's Concerto (considered by many asBrahms's inspiration for the work) the first movement issignificant in it's length and it's complexity. Busoni'sViolin Concerto in it's turn is inspired by both Brahmsand Beethoven, and like both previous works it is in thekey of D major. Premièred in Berlin in 1897 by theDutch violinist Henri Petri, the Concerto is dazzlinglyvirtuosic. Francesca Dego writes: 'To be able to recordBrahms's Violin Concerto is a dream and a milestone forevery violinist and I feel that with "my" Brahms I do notwant to compete with the many gorgeous versions outthere but instead to declare my own love and historywith my favourite violin concerto. Busoni's Concerto,however, is a rarely performed work, brought to thestudio only a handful of times. It represents a differentkind of responsibility, one that pushed me to want torediscover every detail of this music as if it had neverbeen played before.'

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