Gil Shaham's Shining Violin Concertos
Showdown @ High Noon
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday at 8 pm, WQXR will bring you a live broadcast from Carnegie Hall where the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by violinist Gil Shaham in Brahms's beloved Violin Concerto. As a warm up, let’s hear Shaham perform another well-known violin concerto.
All morning it was a tight race between pieces by Jean Sibelius and Max Bruch, who came in just ahead. We played Shaham performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor at noon.
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47.
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26.
Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22.