One of today’s foremost young violinists with a wide-ranging diversity of cross-cultural appeal, Charlie Siem joins the Tekfen Philharmonic, for the 46th Istanbul Music Festival. Siem & Tekfen Philharmonic play Tchaikovsky's D major violin concerto under the baton of Aziz Shokhakimov.
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky composed this violin concerto in less than a month in the spring of 1878, at the end of his disastrous marriage with Antonina Milyukova. The first performance of the work took time because the technical difficulty of the concerto intimidated soloists. Upon critics, the concerto is revised by the composer and performed by Adolf Brodsky with the orchestra under the baton of Hans Richter on December 4, 1181 in Vienna. At the turn of the century, the concerto secured its irrevocable place in the repertoire of violin virtuosos.
Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Symphonic Dances, op. 45