La Monnaie ¦ Concerts ¦ Pastorale ¦ Intro
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 is without a doubt one of his most popular works. The titles and descriptive music of the five movements speak to the imagination, as does the range of instruments, which was prodigious for the time. Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto – a lesser known work yetth all the more rife with anecdotes – was destined to Joseph Joachim, a 19 century violinist, but was only first performed in 1937. The Schumann in his prime emerges in this thematically structured work. Despite its intrinsic qualities, this work is still rarely performed today.
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