Julia Fischer, violinist.
“The Caprices represent twenty-four moods, little musical ideas, each one different, each one appealing.” (Julia Fischer)
Julia Fischer is one of classical music’s most technically accomplished, violinists. Yet she also has a career as a concert pianist. I have previously reviewed her DVD in which she performs the stunning Saint-Saëns 3rd Violin Concerto as well as Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Gramophone Magazine wrote:
“Julia Fischer certainly has the technical equipment for this challenging music…Her technique, however, is not of the showy kind; the particular strength of these performances is the way each piece emerges as an example of romantic tone-painting rather than just a virtuoso showpiece.”
Let me demonstrate with the following:
And here is Julia Fischer playing Paganini’s 16th caprice:
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