LATEST

Focus

Six great performances of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata on film

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Over the last two weeks we’ve been posting videos of some of the finest performances of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata available on YouTube. The playlist begins with precious 1926 footage of the Russian violinist Efrem Zimbalist performing the last movement of the sonata with the pianist Harold Bauer, and continues all the way to the present day with performances by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Joshua Bell. In between we hear Nathan Milstein performing with Georges Pludermacher around 1960, a teenage Dylana Jenson in the 1970s and Pinchas Zukerman with pianist Marc Neikrug.

Each performer has their own conception and interpretation of this much-performed and recorded work.

Which is your favourite, and why?

Joshua Bell

Dylana Jenson

Gidon Kremer

Nathan Milstein

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Pinchas Zukerman

Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial.

Read about the legendary violin players in our Violin Heroes bookazine.

Limited time only offer - 42% off
COMMENTS
comments

POST A COMMENT

Captcha
 
Cookie
viola stolen!
I had my viola stolen last week from Liverpool. Label has: Aubrey J. Tarr 1974...
violin blocks
I have an old unlabled violin and I have noticed 4 small blocks about5cm square...
violin left hand position
I have a new student , quite advanced, who has a 'double jointed' left thumb...
serene violin solo pre-1917
Hi folks. For a story I'm writing I'd like suggestions for the most serene and...
FOLLOW US
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • YouTube
    YouTube
  • Google+
    GooglePlus
THE STRAD'S NEWSLETTER

Reading The Strad puts you at the top of your game - Save 42% off a subscription today.

View
X