Sunday, January 16, 2011

#16 The Smell of Recession

It's dancing but not moving: Two steps forward, two steps back, still on the same spot. It's not about the rondo form, you can hear it even in the main theme. It does not really want to move forwards–it makes the first two steps only to make room for coming back.

The recording is 58 years old and I bet you can find better today, more enlightening and swift. But there's something about good old Schneiderhan. Maybe it's the urgency of his playing. Maybe he's not afraid to recede if music asks for it.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Work: Violin Concerto in D Major, III. Rondo: Allegro
Recording:Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Paul van Kempen

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