Friday Musical Interlude: Mozart!

February 10th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I warned you that I was going to post a recording of this violin concerto–#3, first movement.  Just a slice of perfection from Mozart, beautifully played.  Stay tuned through the cadenza with all these amazing double stops and soaring scales.  I wonder if she made that up or if it’s standard.  It’s not on other recordings I’ve heard but I loved it.

This violinist is wonderful…both to listen to and to watch (amazing dress, but what’s up with the funky washcloth for a chin guard?).  And the setting looks quite beautiful.  Pretty nice birthday party for Il Papa, I’d say.

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5 comments in reply to "Friday Musical Interlude: Mozart!"

  1. Paul Gottlieb says:

    What a beautiful performance, And she is a wonderful interpreter of Bach as well.

  2. Harold Stoddard says:

    The cadenzas are credited to Hilary Hahn. Funny that the orchestra and conductor aren’t named. I recognize the conductor, Gustavo Dudamel. The pope appears to be sitting in the audience. Italy?

  3. Jean says:

    Cadenzas are the performer’s moment to show their understanding of the music, and are “improvised” [probably worked out beforehand], so the Cadenza would be Ms. Hahn’s own, and she did Mozart one better, if you ask me. Absolutely superb!

    The cloth she is using helps to prevent her from getting a callus on her left jawline.

    She was great. Can’t say the same for the whole Pope thing.