Daniel Hope, Violinist
Tracks on this CD are as follows:
1. Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 – 1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
2. Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 – 2. Adagio
3. Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 – 3. Finale (Allegro energico)
4. Romanza Op.22 No.1
5. Scherzo in C minor for violin & piano (from the FAE-Sonata)
6. Romanza Op.2, No.1
7. Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor – arranged for Violin and Strings by Marc-Olivier Dupin – Hungarian Dance No.1 – arranged for Violin and Strings by Marc-Olivier Dupin
8. Notturno for Violin and Orchestra, Op.12
9. Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor – arranged for Violin and Strings by Marc-Olivier Dupin – Hungarian Dance No.5 – arranged for Violin and Strings by Marc-Olivier Dupin
10. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774 – Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
11. Zwei Gesänge, Op.91 – 2. Geistliches Wiegenlied
12. Humoresque, Op.101, No.7 – arranged for Violin and Orchestra by Franz Waxman – Humoresque, Op.101 No.7 – arranged for Violin and Orchestra by Franz Waxman
This audio CD was issued March 22, 2011
Daniel Hope shows us his musicianship with this recording honoring the violinist, Joseph Joachim, a central figure of 19th-century musical life. The central piece on this CD is Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, its violin part influened, at Bruch’s request, by Joachim into the form we know today. Daniel Hope plays the concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. The violinist also adds several works dedicated to Joachim, including Brahms’ Wiegenlied, sung by Anne Sofie von Otter.
I do not find Daniel Hope to be a really attention-getting violinist. Perhaps I need to hear more of his playing. I do not hear a high degree of passion in his playing; yet it is precisely that passion which is called for in the Hungarian Dances on this CD.
He plays beautifully on the viola to accompany Anne Sophie von Otter in Brahms’s tender Wiegenlied Op. 91, o. 2, with the singer providing a very nice rendition.
Here is Daniel Hope, playing “Air” by J. S. Bach… and more:
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