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Violin video: Frank Peter Zimmermann on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto

In 2013 we are presenting a new video interview with a violin expert and performer every month.

“I never tire of it.” All those who hear Frank Peter Zimmermann talking about Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto will notice that it is a work that is very close to his heart. So it is extremely fitting that this outstanding 20th century violin concerto is discussed by one of the most renowned violinists of our time.

In an interview that lasts almost 14 minutes, Zimmermann outlines both in words and on the violin why Berg’s composition is not merely a violin concerto but a work of art in the true sense of the word. A pièce de résistance to round off our series of violin videos!  


The 13 video interviews in 2013 at a glance

January Nicolò Paganini: 24 Capricci op. 1 with Ingolf Turban


February Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto with Ernst Schliephake


March Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas with Ilona Then-Bergh


April Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto e minor with Igor Ozim


May Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas op. 27 for Violin Solo with Benjamin Schmid


June Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata a minor with Florian Sonnleitner


July Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas with Christoph Poppen


August Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo with Kurt Guntner


September Franz Schubert: Fantasy C major with Antje Weithaas

October Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto with Arabella Steinbacher


November Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto K. 219 with Susanna Yoko Henkel


December Alban Berg: Violin Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann