Week of February 21, 2011
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
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BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15
DVORAK: The Wild Dove, Op. 110 -Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor (Warner 21278) [Dvorak: Symphony No7; Wild Dove]
Though critics initally called it a fight between the violin and the orchestra, Brahms' Violin Concerto has proven to be one of the most beautiful - if challenging - works in the violinist's repertoire.
Raymond L of Baldwinsville, NY was this week's winner and correctly id'd Jeremy Denk's encore as Bach's Gigue from his Partita No. 4. Congratulations, Raymond!
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Frank Peter Zimmermann