Dueling Violins with Gilbert and Zimmermann
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This week’s broadcast features New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert performing double duty as co-soloist and conductor. Gilbert joins this season’s artist-in-residence Frank Peter Zimmermann for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.
Born in 1965 in Duisburg, Germany, Zimmermann began playing the violin when he was five years old, and gave his first concert with orchestra at the age of 10. Since finishing his studies in 1983, he has been performing with the world’s major orchestras and conductors.
Zimmermann, backed by the Philharmonic under the direction of Gilbert, then shines on Alban Berg’s only concerto and last composition.
Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 rounds out the broadcast.
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.
Berg: Violin Concerto.
Brahms: Symphony No. 3.