4 Nov 2017

NIELSEN: Violin Concerto in D minor

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 4 November 2017

Violinist Suyeon Kang with Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei.

No caption

Photo: Public Domain

Shortly after touring his successful Third Symphony to Norway and Amsterdam in 1911, the Danish Carl Nielsen received an invitation from Edvard Grieg's widow, Nina, to visit the Grieg home in Norway. It was there in the same lakeside cabin where Grieg used to compose, that Nielsen started work on this three-movement concerto. He wrote it for Peder Møller, the concertmaster of the Danish Royal Orchestra.

Recorded 4 November 2017, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes