Masterclass: Julia Fischer on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Third Movement

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Conversations between instruments, harmony and articulation all form part of Julia Fischer’s discussion of this joyous third movement

Many violinists respect and even fear Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, but for me that was never the case. By the time I started to play it I’d already learnt ten of his piano sonatas, so I was very familiar with Beethoven as a composer! To play the Violin Concerto after that felt very natural. In many ways I feel that my career started with this piece when I was twelve years old, and I performed it with Yehudi Menuhin conducting. It is the concerto that I have played the most, and my life as an adult musician began with it too, when I played it on tour with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Neville Marriner…

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