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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Saint-Saëns - "Violin Concerto No. 3 (Noa Wildschut & Radio Philharm. Orch.)" [Classical]

Violin Concerto No. 3 (Noa Wildschut & Radio Philharm. Orch.)

"Violin Concerto No. 3 (Noa Wildschut & Radio Philharm. Orch.)" music video by Saint-Saëns
Added: 30-09-2020
Genre : Classical
Description : The young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Gaffigan, perform Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns during the AVROTROS Friday Concerto, a series by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS.

On the musical program:
Camille Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61

The musicians:
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan [conductor]
Noa Wildschut [violin]

Recording: The AVROTROS Friday Concerto of Friday the 25th of September 2020, in the Great Hall of TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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The Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, by Camille Saint-Saëns is a piece for violin and orchestra written in March 1880. Saint-Saëns dedicated the concerto to fellow composer-virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, who played the solo part at the premiere in October 1880. The work is in three movements:

Allegro non troppo
Andantino quasi allegretto
Molto moderato e maestoso - Allegro non troppo

Even though the third (and last) of Saint-Saëns' violin concertos seems to impose fewer technical demands on the soloist than its predecessors, its melodic invention and impressionistic subtlety present significant interpretive challenges. This stress is most notable in the second movement and the chorale of the finale, which is reminiscent of the conclusion of the Fourth Piano Concerto. Possibly because of this, the Sarasate concerto along with the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, and the Havanaise, Op. 83 have endured as the major concertante works for violin by Saint-Saëns still heard regularly today.

Tags : 2020, 20s, Saint-Saëns

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