Fri March 9, 2012
New York Philharmonic Features Artist-in-Residence
The New York Philharmonic is heard Sundays at 1pm on KWTU Classical 88.7-1
This week, Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic feature their Artist-in-Residence Frank Peter Zimmermann in the Beethoven Violin Concerto, also on the program are Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements and Maurice Ravel's luscious Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2. The German violinist is recognized today as one of the top violinists in the world who has recorded his instrument's repertoire for EMI and Sony Classics.
Zimmermann plays a 1711 Stradivarius which once belonged to Fritz Kreisler, and you can hear him play it from a concert recorded in January 2012 in Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall.