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Friends with Mendelssohn, the Schumanns, Brahms, Dvorák, Liszt, Bruch, and others, Joachim was a revered violinist, conductor, and composer of the Romantic Era. The central piece is Bruch’s Violin Concerto, its violin part completely reworked, at Bruch’s request, by Joachim into the form we know today. Daniel Hope plays the concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo.
BRUCH: VIOLIN CONCERTO #1 in g, op.26 - I. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato
BRUCH: VIOLIN CONCERTO #1 in g, op.26 - II. Adagio
BRUCH: VIOLIN CONCERTO #1 in g, op.26 - III. Finale: Allegro energico
C.SCHUMANN: Romanze, op.22/1: Andante molto
BRAHMS: SONATE "F-A-E": Scherzo in c
JOACHIM: Romanze, op.2/1
BRAHMS/JOACHIM (orch.Dupin): Hungarian Dance #1 in g
JOACHIM: Notturno, op.12
BRAHMS/JOACHIM (orch.Dupin): Hungarian Dance #5 in g
SCHUBERT: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
BRAHMS: Geistliches Wiegenlied, op.91/2
DVORAK/WAXMAN: Humoresque, op.100/7
13th March 2011
“Big-hearted Daniel Hope, backed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Sakari Oramo, seems equally at home in the wide open spaces of Bruch's violin concerto (which the master totally revised and improved) or the warm intimacy of Joachim's own delightful Romanze”
18th March 2011
26th March 2011
“Hope’s way with the Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 is lively, burning with gypsy passion. Temperatures calm down for Joachim’s own Romanze and his equally endearing Notturno.”
“The major offering here is Bruch's evergreen First Violin Concerto, which Daniel Hope plays with cliche-free, heartfelt intensity. He radiates espressivo allure in Joachim's own Romanza and Notturno...The Joachim connection is fascinating, and Hope plays each piece as a music gem in its own right”
“The Bruch is finely and vividly recorded. In Oramo's hands the orchestration acquires a rich glow, with solo lines brought out most expressively. Hope brings to his interpretation glorious, full tone brilliance (in the finale) and expansive phrasing...The pieces with piano are all beautifully played”
“[The Bruch] receives a warmly committed account from the soloist and the hugely responsive Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Sakari Oramo. As in his recording of the Mendelssohn, Hope never takes this over-familiar score for granted and has imaginative things to say at every juncture.”
“This performance [of the Bruch] overflows with incident and rich musical detailing...[Oramo], as a fiddler himself, knows this piece inside out...The finale dazzles, rounding out a captivating and insightful reading”
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