1690 'Auer' Stradivarius Returns to Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Vadim Gluzman and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 27, 2017
Vadim Gluzman, the Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist whose recent gig with the Chicago Symphony won rave reviews, joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for its next concert at Carnegie Hall, on February 4. The program features two headline events: the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto--a first for Orpheus--played on the instrument it was written for, and the New York première of a new piece by Michael Hersch, one of our most compelling younger composers, who is having a banner year.
Gluzman will use the 1690 Stradivarius once owned by Leopold Auer, the Russian titan whose playing inspired Tchaikovsky in the first place. Unfortunately, Tchaikovsky was so inspired that he wrote at white heat and published the piece with a dedication to Auer, without waiting for Auer's permission. Auer, miffed at having his name attached to a piece that he felt was almost unplayable, refused to touch it for the next fifteen years, never
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