Violin Concerto in D Major

March 18, 2016
 
Violin on sheet music

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On this week's Prairie Performances on WILL-FM world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major.

"The Beethoven is the quintessential violin concerto, perfectly poised, tuneful, and ranging in expression from eloquence to deep introversion to boundless joy," says Dr. Michael Luxner, music director and conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. "Rachel plays it to perfection. She is even playing her own cadenzas."

The concert also features a performance of Sibelius' "First Symphony”.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony
Michael Luxner, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin

Pieces performed:
Sibelius | Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39
Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Encore:
Paganini | Caprice # 13


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