- Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4, Rondo K. 373 and Andante K. 261.
I frequently end my day by listening to Frank Peter Zimmermann perform the sonatas for violin and piano by Johann Sebastian Bach. That recording in on DVD, and it helps me to get ready for a good night’s rest.
On this CD, we get to hear Mr. Zimmermann play the music of Mozart for us. The selections are:
- Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K207
- Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K261
- Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C, K373
- Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
- Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K218
Performed by Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin, with the Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayrischen Rundfunks, Radoslaw Szulc conducting.
Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann says that the music of Mozart has always been easy for him, and he recalls his debut concert at the age of ten – when he played Mozart’s G major Concerto K. 216.
Some time has passed since then, and each of these Mozart works has passed through his hands nearly 300 times in concerts. As such, one can immediately hear on this CD the experience that a fine violinist can bring to these works.
Here is violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, performing the Mozart Violin Concerto in G, K216 1st movement, conducted by Bernard Haitink:
Now for something quite different, here is Mr. Zimmermann performing the Brahms concerto, with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting:
Tags: Mozart, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Concertos, Rondos, Andante, Haitink, Sawallisch