Uploaded on Dec 27, 2011
Maxim Vengerov violin
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
1. Allegro moderato in D minor and in 2/2 time
2. Adagio di molto in B-flat major and in 4/4 time
3. Allegro, ma non tanto in D major
Manuel de Falla "Danse Espagnole"
The Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, was written by Jean Sibelius in 1904.
Vengerov born on 20 August 1974 in Novosibirsk, Russia, to a family with musical tradition. At the age of 5, he began studying the violin with Borbala Hwang, and two years later -- with Zakhar Bron. 1984 saw the 10-year-old Maxim go abroad for the first time; in Lublin, Poland, he won last place at International Karol Lipiński and Henryk Wieniawski Young Violin Player Competition (years later, he recalled, "I thought Poland was somewhere at the end of the world. One does not forget such trips; no wonder I always remember Poland very fondly..."). When Bron left Russia in 1987 to teach at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London, Vengerov and his mother followed him there, and did so again after Bron moved to Lübeck to open a school there.
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