Julia Fischer’s Dvorak

 Julia Fischer Plays Dvorak. Julia Fischer is one terrific violinist; and it turns out that she is also an excellent pianist. Clearly, she can only perform on one instrument at a time, in this case in Dvorak’s violin concerto. At Britain’s BBC Proms concerts of 2014, conductor David Zinman appeared in his final concert as chief conductor of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, stepping down after almost 20 years. He led the orchestra in the work by Dvorak. On this new DVD, we get to enjoy the pastoral landscapes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 as well as the vibrant folk scenes of Strauss’ sound-poem ‘Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche’, and Dvořak’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Julia Fischer. Here are the track titles: Beethoven:

  • Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’


Strauss, R:

  • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Performed by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman conducting. The Evening Standard, in its review of this concert, wrote that Julia Fischer “was the accomplished and eloquent soloist” performing Dvořák’s richly lyrical Violin Concerto. Here is Julia Fischer joined by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and David Zinman, conductor, for a recorded performance of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A – minor:   https://youtu.be/FxY_CDiyVs0   And next, just for fun, is Brahms’ Double concerto with Julia Fischer, violin, and Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello: