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Video on demand: Brahms Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra

Watch online on www1.wdr.deRecorded at Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany
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On demand until Wednesday 30 December 2020 21:59

In August 1878, Brahms surprised the famous violinist Joseph Joachim by sending the violin part of his violin concerto in progress. At that time he planned four movements for this concert and asked the knowledgeable Joachim to correct the solo part.

Joseph Joachim went to work eagerly and sent suggestions that should persuade Brahms to eradicate uncomfortable violin spots. However, Brahms largely ignored them. For a long time Brahms' violin concerto was considered unplayable due to its enormous technical requirements, the bon mot of the " concert against the violin " was circulating . But after the successful premiere on New Year's Day in 1879, the factory soon established itself. Joseph Joachim, who took over the solo part, then also presented the work abroad.

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