Britten, Hindemith Violin Concertos (2017)

Hindemith, Britten

Arabella Steinbacher - Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Vladimir Jurowski

 

For me as an artist, the violin concertos by Benjamin Britten and Paul Hindemith represent a great challenge. It is precisely their juxtaposition that appeals so greatly to me, partly because Britten and Hindemith completed their concertos at about the same time. Both had a premonition in 1939 of the global conflagration which would be triggered by World War II, both left their native country. And in my view, the concertos are absolutely bursting with emotional turmoil, persisting precariousness, and latent despair.
As much as I love both works, it was still quite exhausting to record two such highly virtuoso works from the 20th century simultaneously, particularly from a physical point of view. The sessions in Berlin in April 2017 were a logical continuation of my close collaboration with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, as we had already performed the Hindemith concerto together the previous January. So the music was still in our fingers, as it were.

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Vladimir Jurowski

Born in Moscow as a son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski completed the first part of his musical studies in his native town at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he moved with his family to Germany where he continued his studies at High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco.

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Britten, Hindemith Violin Concertos (2017)

Hindemith, Britten

Arabella Steinbacher - Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Erdo Groot
Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot
Recording location: Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin, Germany
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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1.
Britten - Violin Concerto Op. 15 - Moderato con moto -
Britten
00:10:19   N/A
2.
Britten - Violin Concerto Op. 15 - Vivace - largamento - cadenza
Britten
00:09:12   N/A
3.
Britten - Violin Concerto Op. 15 - Passacaglia, Andante lento
Britten
00:15:30   N/A
4.
Hindemith - Violin Concerto - Massig bewegte Halbe
Hindemith
00:09:56   N/A
5.
Hindemith - Violin Concerto - Langsam
Hindemith
00:10:03   N/A
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Hindemith - Violin Concerto - Lebhaft
Hindemith
00:10:44   N/A

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