In the August 2020 issue, Vadim Repin talks about his love of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no.2: ’I think Prokofiev was a visionary with his own unmistakable harmonic language. This concerto takes you from a magical beginning to the coda of the finale that sends your brain absolutely wild, as there’s no logic to it whatsoever – every bar has a different number of beats, and the ending is so manic that it’s impossible to learn methodically. It’s just something you have to get into your blood so you feel completely confident and in control.’
In this live performance from February 2012, Repin performs the concerto with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
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