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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto D major op. 35

Editor: Ernst Herttrich
Piano reduction: Johannes Umbreit
Fing. vn: Kurt Guntner

26.50 €

Urtext Edition, paperbound
with marked and unmarked string parts
orchestral material available from Breitkopf & Härtel

Pages: 137 (X, 65, 31, 31), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 685 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0685-3

Level of difficulty (Violin): difficult (Level 9)


Eduard Hanslick, a much feared critic in his time, was not very complimentary following its première: the violin was no longer being played but rather “pulled about, torn asunder, beaten black and blue”. Yet he was not able to stop the triumphal march of Tschaikowsky’s only violin concerto. Its incredible technical demands have meant that it is a true test of virtuosity. Its effectivenessis, however, mainly due to its great expressiveness – are there any violinists who do not love the lyrical melancholic “Canzonetta”? – and due to its Slavic temperament. At last and indeed for the first time this milestone in the violinist’s repertoire is now available in a text-critical edition, which is true to its original form.

Audio example: Nathan Milstein
Deutsche Grammophon 028947787778GH


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