Hilary Hahn gives a consummate performance of Kreisler's first movement cadenza to Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. The performance opened the orchestra's 2016-17 season.
I distinctly heard someone shout 'Erlkönig! Erlkönig!' I knew they were asking for Heinrich Ernst's Grand Caprice on Schubert's great song. It's a unique piece, so I decided not to play the encore I'd been planning and went for that one instead.'
With 2020 marking the centenary of Isaac Stern’s birth, Carnegie Hall dedicates its 2019–2020 season in the violinist’s honour. This video, introducing the celebrations, pays tribute to the violinist and activist; as well as his tireless work in saving Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960.
In this video James Ehnes explains what the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 means to him, but also why the composer’s other repertoire deserves more attention. Plus, he reveals his greatest passion in life.