Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto provides myriad possibilities for interpretation – and Pekka Kuusisto takes inspiration from dreams, diamonds, the Beach Boys and Romeo and Juliet to find them. From the June 2018 issue
In this video from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto talks about his love of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, and finding his personal interpretation of the work. Kuusisto is performing the concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, in May 2018 in Cardiff and London. ...
The Strad Issue: September 2017 Description: Tremendously stylish versions of these acerbic Russian concertos Musicians: Matthew Trusler (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn Composer: Prokofiev Catalogue Number: ORCHID CLASSICS ORC 100070 If it’s become fashionable in recent years to miniaturise ...