Evening Concert

Tues Mar 5, 2013: Christian Tetzlaff plays the Brahms’ Violin Concerto


Tonight, it’s The New York Philharmonic This Week. Christian Tetzlaff is the violin soloist in Brahm’s one-and-only Violin Concerto. Andriss Nelsons conducts. Also on the program is Dvorak’s concert overture The Noon Witch and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra which was written 70 years ago this year.

The New York Philharmonic This Week
N.B.: Program differs from Patterns: NYP subbed programs due to effect of Superstorm Sandy on recording of live events.
Andris Nelsons, conductor.; *Christian Tetzlaff, violin
DVORAK: The Noon Witch
*BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
[FALLA: Suite No. 2, from “The Three Cornered Hat”. Alan Gilbert, conducts the New York Philharmonic]

The "Concerto for Orchestra" is a five-movement musical work for orchestra composed by Béla Bartók in 1943. It is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works. The score is inscribed "15 August – 8 October 1943", and it premiered on December 1, 1944 in Boston Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. It was a great success and has been regularly performed since. It is perhaps the best-known of a number of pieces that have the apparently contradictory title Concerto for Orchestra. Bartók said that he called the piece a "concerto" rather than a symphony because of the way each section of instruments is treated in a soloistic and virtuosic way. This is in contrast to the conventional concerto form, which features a solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment. (wikipedia)