Viotti: Sinfonie Concertanti 1 & 2 - Concerto Per
Label: haenssler CLASSIC
Format: COMPACT DISC
Carfi, Martha; Michal, Luis; Bavarian Chamber Orchestra
In June 1878 Johannes Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann: "The A minor Concerto by Viotti is my very special passion. It is a splendid piece with a remarkable freedom of invention: it sounds as if he were fantasizing, and everything has been designed and executed with such mastery …" Already during his lifetime Viotti was regarded as one of the most brilliant violin virtuosos, and his violin concertos also enjoyed special renown. As a composer Viotti brings in the schemes of the Italian School but also weaves in romantic motifs far ahaead of their times.