What do our violinist and Roma children have in common? The right mentor.
Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang was once presented to Anne-Sophie Mutter, who spontaneously became her mentor. Since the artist’s debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker last year, she has now entered the upper echelons of her profession herself – and will be joining today with conductor Iván Fischer. In quest of the perfect sound, Fischer frequently repositions his musicians in the orchestra, and doesn’t shy away from making a statement: last year he conducted music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by the Jewish composer Mendelssohn, on Heroes’ Square in Budapest with dancing Roma children – a clear message, and not only in the Hungarian capital.
Photo: Marco Borggreve
Hungarian Peasant Songs for Orchestra
Violin Concerto No. 1
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Iván Fischer Direction
- Vilde Frang Violon
- Mari Eriksmoen Soprano
- Ingeborg Gillebo Mezzo-soprano
- Frauen des Philharmonia Chor Wien
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