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…
Already subscribed? Please sign in
We’re delighted that you are enjoying our website. For a limited period, you can try an online subscription to The Strad completely free of charge.