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Vilde Frang plays
Tchaikovsky and Nielsen -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... exhilarating to the highest degree.'

Tchaikovsky, Nielsen Violin Concertos - Vilde Frang. © 2012 EMI Records Ltd

In mid-March 1878 Tchaikovsky wrote to Nadezhda von Meck about a promising start on his violin concerto after some days' disappointing work. He was at Clarens in Switzerland, and was now exuberant: 'I have been seized by the fire of inspiration that comes from no one knows where, that I have talked about, and that enables me to know in advance that everything I have written today will have the power to enter the heart and make a lasting impression on it.' The lyrical power of the concerto's opening makes the point.She is occasionally elusive and almost surreptitious, spinning a very delicate thread of sound that yet follows the curves of the music in a manner quite her own...

Copyright © 20 August 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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TCHAIKOVSKY, NIELSEN VIOLIN CONCERTOS - VILDE FRANG

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

CARL NIELSEN

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