David Garrett performs Tschaikowskys Violinconcerto
Violin star David Garrett performed on March 16th with the Sinfonieorchester Basel under the baton of conductor Dennis Russell Davies. The former chief conductor of the Sinfonieorchester returned to the orchestra for the concert tour. Garrett shone with his interpretation of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op.35 by Peter Tchaikovsky and also delighted with his encore, an improvisation on the melody, “My hat, it has three corners”. The audience avidly applauded and cheered and the critics were also wowed by Garrett's performance. Additional concerts take place on March 23rd in Bregenz, on March 24th in Pavia and on March 26th in Padua .
“The highest notes were absolutely clean, the runs and glissandi in the cadenza of the first movement were polished and in the Finale, the contrast between the lounging, sanded down low notes and the fun-fluffy flageolet tones was captivating. Also commendable: The dense sound towards the end of the Finale as the violinist almost played himself into a fury until the orchestra with its marching rhythm took over the reigns. One experienced not only a technically-confident soloist but a keenly-expressive one as well.” (Basler Zeitung, March 17th, 2017)
The complete concert program was:
Carl Maria von Weber - Overture to the opera "Euryanthe", J. 291
Peter Tchaikovsky – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36