NEW ALBUM RELEASE: FANNY CLAMAGIRAND | BEETHOVEN & VASKS
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is so familiar to us today that it is hard to imagine how the first listeners were confused when they discovered the piece at the time. Quite the opposite of Far Light, the first of two violin concertos by Latvian Pēteris Vasks: the work – which opposes human madness to the eternal twinkle of distant stars – seduces at first listen, charms the ear effortlessly and is now imposed as a classic of our time.
Fanny Clamagirand, violin
English Chamber Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, direction
7 February 2020