Discovering Music - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Charles Hazlewood is joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky for an in-depth examination of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, a work originally rejected by its dedicatee, violinist Leopold Auer, as unplayable.
Composed in 1878, the piece was written during a stay in Switzerland, where Tchaikovsky was joined by his composition pupil, the violinist Iosif Kotek.
Available since: Fri 11 Mar 2011
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