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Maxim Vengerov - Playing By Heart/Masterclass

Tchaikovsky / Barenboim
Release Date: 05/27/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4336  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPablo de SarasatePeter Ilyich TchaikovskyEugène Ysaÿe,   ... 
Performer:  Alexander SitkovetskyChloë HanslipCorina BelceaPhilipp Schöttle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Russian-born Maxim Vengerov is one of the greatest violinists of his generation. He has already performed with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Barenboim, Gergiev, Giulini, Maazel, Menuhin and Rostropovich, and has received a host of awards and nominations.

This profile explores his musical artistry, at work with Daniel Barenboim and with students of the Royal Academy in London. He believes that his music holds great potential for others, and in 1997 he became an Honorary Envoy for Music for UNICEF. This film also gives a private glimpse of the man ‘off-duty’, away from his professional responsibilities.

In this masterclass, from the historic
Read more concert hall in Blackheath, London, Maxim Vengerov reveals his approach to visualising music and performing to four exceptional students. The participants are musicians at various stages in their careers. Alexander Sitkovetsky, then 15 and a pupil at the Menuhin School of Music, performs the Rondeau from Mozart’s Violin concerto in D minor. Chloë Hanslip, who at 11 years old was already following in Maxim’s footsteps, works on the Caprice Basque by Sarasate. A graduate from the Menuhin School, Corina Belcea, then 23, performs the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Philipp Schöttle, then 20, performs the unaccompanied third Sonata by Ysaÿe. With vivid anecdotes and lots of fun, Maxim gives the students and audience an insight into what can make music so magical and far-reaching.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 4 – Rondeau with Alexander Sitkovetsky
Sarasate: Caprice Basque with Chloë Hanslip
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto – 1st Movement with Corina Belcea
Ysaÿe: Sonata No 3 – Ballade with Philipp Schöttle

Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Running Time: 100 minutes
Format: NTSC, Color, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218: 3rd movement, Rondeau by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Caprice basque, Op. 24 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Chloë Hanslip (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881 
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Corina Belcea (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 3 in D minor "Ballade" by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Philipp Schöttle (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Maxim Vengerov (Violin)

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