Rattle Leads Brahms Violin Concerto with Tetzlaff
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
WQXR presents an exclusive 12-part series of live recordings of the Berlin Philharmonic from their concert hall on Tuesdays at 9 pm this spring, hosted by Terrance McKnight.
This week's episode highlights the collaboration between the Philharmonic and its artist-in-residence during the 2014-2015 season, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, with Brahms's great violin concerto. This presentation marked an apex of Tetzlaff's tenure with orchestra.
The second half of the concert features Claude Debussy's iridescent Images pour orchestre, an orchestral triptych inspired by folk melodies from England, Spain and France. The program concludes with George Enescu’s First Romanian Rhapsody, a vibrant, instrumentally colorful piece that is rooted in the folklore of his homeland.
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Soloist: Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Debussy: Images pour orchestre
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major
Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 1, Op. 5
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello; Angela Hewitt, piano