The Berliner Philharmoniker are famous for their acclaimed concerts in Japan. In this live recording from the year 2000, they perform under the baton of Mariss Jansons. This concert is of particular musical energy − sometimes overt and joyous, sometimes suppressed and intense. Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring top soloist Hilary Hahn, is rendered with poise, elegance, and demoniac vigour. This piece is framed by two sprightly works: Weber’s charming, zesty Overture to Oberon and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.
von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
Bach: Sonata No. 1 for solo violin, BWV 1001 (Presto)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88; Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 7 in C major