Eminent Austrian musician Thomas Zehetmair takes centre stage with the SCO players in this compelling concert, as violin soloist, conductor and even arranger/composer.
Zehetmair is the sparkling soloist amid the lavish contrapuntal invention of Bach’s propulsive A minor Violin Concerto. And he pays his own, personal tribute to Mozart in his witty arrangement/completion of the earlier composer’s G major String Trio, of which barely 100 bars survive.
The young Felix Mendelssohn was captivated by the medieval legend of the water sprite Melusine and her human lover, and conjured from it one of his most magical and evocative creations.
Closer to home, Joseph Haydn celebrated the honorary doctorate he received from the University of Oxford with his Symphony No 92 – and its energy, elegance and wit fitted the occasion to a tee.
Bach Violin Concerto in A mimor, BWV 1041
Mozart (arr. Zehetmair) String Trio fragment, K. Anhang 66
Mendelssohn Overture 'Die schoene Melusine'
Haydn Symphony No 92 ‘Oxford’
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin
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Presented by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
SCO 2021: Thomas Zehetmair