The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year. In 2016, they travelled to Røros in Norway, to play in the town’s beautiful baroque church. Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang made her debut with the Berliner Philharmonker at this year’s concert, joining them for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.
Frang is predictably fine in the Mendelssohn, technically accomplished and emotionally engaged. And what a joy it must be to playRead more this concerto with the Berliners, whose sensitivity to Mendelssohn’s instrumental imaginings is second to none. The performance of the Eroica yields nothing to Rattle’s recent Berlin recording.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64by Felix Mendelssohn Performer:
Vilde Frang (Violin)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1844; Germany