Part of TH1 Thursday 1
About This Performance
Dvořák wrote his tuneful, dancing Violin Concerto in 1879 for the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, who was also the inspiration for Brahms’ Violin Concerto, written the year before. Dvořák revised the work extensively on Joachim’s suggestions, but the violinist was never completely satisfied and eventually returned the score to its composer in 1882. Dvořák revised the Concerto yet again, and in October 1883 it finally had its successful premiere in Prague and was soon introduced in Vienna and London, as Dvořák’s music swept Europe in the 1880s.
“…an exceptional performance of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto by Frank Peter Zimmermann… There was electricity in his sound…You felt the physicality of his performance.” (The New York Times)
Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, a former member of the Vienna Philharmonic and currently Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with a bracing program of Dvořák.
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Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks
- Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
- Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:45am
- Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
Guest lecturer Alan Chapman talks about Dvořák's works and his premiere in the United States.