Session Report: violinist Francesca Dego on recording Brahms and Busoni concertos


The concertos of Brahms and Busoni make a natural pairing on record but, as the violinist Francesca Dego explains to Peter Quantrill, the connection between them goes beyond the notes

Francesca Dego has been playing Brahms’s Violin Concerto since she was a teenager. With a little over 20 years’ experience, she feels now is a good time to take it into the studio, and in partnership with a like-minded conductor, Dalia Stasevska, to present ‘Brahms without the beard’…

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