Midori plays Hindemith.

Paul Hindemith:

  • Violin Concerto, Symphonic Metamorphosis, and Konzertmusik, Op. 50

To commemorate the death of Paul Hindemith 50 years ago, this CD presents a stunning new performance, featuring violinist Midori, the NDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

We hear performances of the following:


  • Violin Concerto, as performed by  Midori Goto (violin)
  • Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
  • Konzertmusik, Op. 50 for strings & brass

Performed by the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

The Violin Concerto clearly demonstrates Hindemith’s experience as an orchestral musician and soloist – he understood the tonal possibilities of the instrument, and he pushed the soloist to extraordinary lengths.

Coupled with the violin concerto are two of Hindemith’s most successful orchestral works, as noted above.

Violinist Midori Goto is recognized as an extraordinary artistic personality, making her first debut performance at the age of 11 with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.

Here is Paul Hindemith’s Violin Concerto, with Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin and Paavo Järvi, conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker, as recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 13 April 2013:



And next, here is the Tchaikovsky Concerto for violin and orchestra, with Midori as soloist:



Finally, here is Midori playing Ravel’s Tzigane:



Tags: Paul Hindemith, Violin Concerto, Midori