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Tchaikovsky's music for
violin and orchestra -
impresses
GERALD FENECH

'The American violinist Jennifer Koh interprets these testing pieces with dazzling virtuosity and passionate exuberance, and the Violin Concerto in particular is one of the most exciting renditions I have heard in recent times.'

Tchaikovsky - Jennifer Koh / Vedernikov. © 2016 Cedille Records

Tchaikovsky's output for violin and orchestra is encapsulated within a three-year span (1875-1878), and though the repertoire consists of just four compositions, these include some of his most popular works in the genre. And yet, in both substance and circumstance these pieces capture a vital part of the composer's life. Indeed they have all the hallmarks of Tchaikovsky's genius, melodic and dramatic instincts that vibrate within the listener's spirit with intensity and passion. Moreover, the music harks to several important figures that crossed his life's path and chronicles a period marked by personal tragedy and artistic triumph...

Copyright © 18 March 2017 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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TCHAIKOVSKY: JENNIFER KOH / VEDERNIKOV

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

RUSSIA

JENNIFER KOH

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DENMARK

CEDILLE RECORDS

VIOLIN MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC

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