The rich, Romantic music of Brahms is the focus for the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich’s two Festival concerts under its artistic director David Zinman.
Widely considered one of the world’s finest violinists, German Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist in Brahms’s beautifully melodic Violin Concerto. He brings his commanding yet spontaneous playing to bear on the warm, lilting tunes and violinistic fi reworks of the challenging solo part.
Respected for his depth of feeling and the fresh perspectives he brings to familiar music, Zinman ends the concert with Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, a majestic piece of nobility and affi rmation in which the composer pays homage to his idol, Richard Wagner.
'a rapturous account of Brahms' Violin Concerto... takes the listener on a fascinating and compelling journey'
'I thought my heart would stop with the sheer beauty of the slow movement'
‘Zinman and his orchestra phrase so intelligently – really breathing with the music’
International Record Review
4 Stars- The Herald
Conducted by David Zinman
Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin
Brahms Violin Concerto
Bruckner Symphony No 3