Andante track 2. Allegro vivacissimo track 2. Allegro molto appassionato track 3. Andante track 3. Allegretto non troppo — Allegro molto vivace track 4. United States Genres classical. Violin Concerto in D major, op. Format: Audio CD. There isn't any doubt that Chung's rendition of Tchaikovsky violin concerto as recorded here with Charles Dutoit is the all time high of this timeless masterpiece.
Actually I attended a live concert of Chung playing the same in mid 's. I thought she was overly emotional, and the concert was so so. I was probably wrong. A decade later, with a much better understanding of classical music, I was looking for a real gem of this piece, I had no doubt this is IT, not Heifetz. For me, when it comes to Tchaikovsky violin, it's Chung's. Tchaikovsky piece only. Mendelssohn not playe. Kyung played at Royce Hall, UCLA; and the student advisor was my sailing partner at UCLA; she asked me to wear a 3 piece suit and present Kyung roses as she thought it 'd be great to have a guy present the woman artist with the roses; I did after her brilliant live performance of this "unplayable" piece; it was brilliant and I got my chance to present the red roses to the artist, at the end of her performance of this pyrotechnical piece.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Andante 4. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace Performers: Kyung Wha Chung, violin Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Conductor: Charles Dutoit This is not the smooth-classic type of performance, which is usually associated with these popular concetos, but uncompromisingly intense and passionate reading by young Kyung Wha Chung, digitally recorded in in vivid sound quality.
Mendelssohn was unable to conduct due to illness and the premiere was conducted by the Danish composer Niels Gade. Some notable differences include the tempo character of the first movement being written as " Allegro con fuoco " rather than the commonplace " Allegro molto appassionato " as well as significant alterations of the solo violin's passage-work. The work is scored for solo violin and a standard orchestra of its period, consisting of two flutes , two oboes , two clarinets , two bassoons , two horns , two trumpets , timpani , and strings.
The concerto consists of three movements with the following tempo markings:. Instead of an orchestral tutti , the concerto opens with the almost immediate entry of the solo violin, playing the very tune in E minor that gave Mendelssohn no peace. The opening two themes are then combined in the development section, where the music builds up to the innovative cadenza , which Mendelssohn wrote out in full rather than allowing the soloist to improvise.
During the recapitulation, the opening themes are repeated with the second theme being played in the E major before returning to E minor for the closing of the movement. The music gathers speed into the coda, which is marked "Presto",  before a variant of the original chromatic transition passage ends the first movement.
The bassoon sustains its B from the final chord of the first movement before moving up a semitone to middle C. The movement is in ternary form and is reminiscent of Mendelssohn's own Songs Without Words.
The tremulous accompaniment  requires nimble dexterity from the soloist before the music returns to the main lyrical C major theme, this time leading towards a serene conclusion. Following the second movement, there is a brief fourteen-bar transitional passage in E minor for solo violin and strings only. The opening exposition leads into a brief second B major  theme which is played by the soloist and builds to a series of rapidly ascending and descending arpeggios, reminiscent of the cadenza from the first movement.
The orchestra then plays a variation of the opening melody, after which the music moves into a short development section in G major. The second theme is repeated, this time in the home key of E Major. There is almost a small cadenza near the end of the movement when the woodwinds play the main tune against prolonged trills from the solo violin.
The concerto is innovative in many respects. Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 DecemberPeter Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 1. I. Allegro moderato 2. II. Canzonetta. Andante / III. Finale - Allegro vivacissimo Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 3. I. Allegro molto appassionato / II. Andante 4. III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace Performers: Kyung Wha Chung, violin Orchestre.