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Molique: Violin Concertos 3 & 6 / Steck, Spering, L'Arpa Festante

Molique / Steck,Anton / Spering
Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24247   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Performer:  Anton Steck
Conductor:  Christoph Spering
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpa Festante
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The virtuoso violinist Bernhard Molique (18021869) was what is today called a child prodigy. At the age of fifteen he performed violin concertos of Kreutzer and Rode in Munich? at 18 he was appointed concertmaster there and, at the age of 24, took up a position as concertmaster in Stuttgart, where he remained for almost a quarter of a century. This successful career was rounded off by a professorship at the Royal Academy in London. Contemporary critics praised the clarity, grace and purity of his playing, placing him on a par with Paganini. Anton Steck – one of the leading German baroque violinists with a weakness for the romantics – has taken on the task of changing this state of affairs. He has gone into the archive and dug up the violin Read more concertos of Molique. Having freed them from the dust of decades, he is now presenting – with the support of L’arpa festante (on historical instruments) conducted by Christoph Spering – two concertos that are not only able to convince listeners with their demanding, virtuoso violin parts, but can also surprise them with their completely new treatment of the orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in D minor, Op. 10 by Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Performer:  Anton Steck (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Spering
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpa Festante
2.
Concerto for Violin no 6 in E minor, Op. 30 by Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Performer:  Anton Steck (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Spering
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpa Festante

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