Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances ()

by , , , , ,

As was his tendency in so many genres, Beethoven's only violin concerto broke new ground and defined the genre for generations of composers to come. Its sheer length -- particularly the first movement at well over 20 minutes -- dwarfs all violin concertos that came before it. Beethoven also did not remain rigidly faithful to formal rules or orchestration conventions, and shunned passages written exclusively for virtuosic showmanship. Although the premiere was not universally heralded as a triumph, history has demonstrated that Beethoven was far ahead of his time and in fact produced one of the greatest of all violin concertos. Violinist Liza Ferschtman has a clear understanding of the importance of this work, and performs it with equal measures of reverence and freshness. Her tone is ideally suited for the more lyrical, less technical concerto, giving listeners a warm, enveloping sound across the range of her instrument. Tempos are neither alarmingly fast nor slow, but favor a somewhat relaxed,... Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $34.69
Buy new from  $34.69

Change currency

Reviews of Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

Discussions about Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!