This is a very interesting concert. Znaider plays the violin beautifully while Sir Colin provides a grand accompaniment with his young orchestra- No vibrato free minimalism here- just a fabulous Beethoven violin.....
Prom 62: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Date Monday 1 September 2008
Time 7.00pm - c9.10pm
Venue Royal Albert Hall
A dynamic young soloist - born in Denmark to Polish-Israeli parents - joins tonight's great pan-European youth orchestra for Beethoven's only violin concerto.
Znaider views this work as the violinist's 'bible', its 'ultimate challenge' - and in his musical partners he can rely on the freshness of youth coupled with Sir Colin's wisdom and experience. Davis ends the concert with a work he understands like few of his colleagues, Sibelius's Second, first heard in 1902.
'The effect of the Andante,' wrote the great Finnish conductor Robert Kajanus,'is that of the most crushing protest against all the injustice which today threatens to take light from the sun.'
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major (45 mins)
Sibelius Symphony No.2 in D major (45 mins)
Nikolaj Znaider violin
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Sir Colin Davis conductor