VENGEROV VISITS GENEVA
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 77
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74, 'Pathétique'
The fruit of a long friendship between Brahms and the great violinist Joseph Joachim, the Violin Concerto in D majorwas received with rapturous enthusiasm that has remained undiminished ever since. A career-defining work of legendary violinists, it has been played to rave reviews by Maxim Vengerov since his dazzling debut.
An autobiographical confession, Tchaikovsky's Symphony ‘Pathétique’will forever keep its secrets through a programme that the author did not want to reveal. The expressive force of this work of testament rises above the personal anecdote to reach greater realms.