June 16, 2011

Jack Liebeck - AKA: Rising star.

Over to London this week for a concert from the Performance On 3 Series from the BBC, featuring the Ulster Orchestra lead by principle Associate Conductor Paul Watkins and featuring violinist Jack Liebeck in the Violin Concerto of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The concert was recorded on November 30, 2010.

It's spread out over two players, so the top player features the Frank Bridge and Korngold pieces, while the bottomplayer features the Enigma Variations.

For you note takers:

Performance on 3 – November 30, 2010
Presented by Ian Skelly

Korngold's luxuriously harmonic Violin Concerto is framed by two of the finest sets of English Variations. Britten's set of variations for string orchestra were a tribute to his teacher Frank Bridge and his first masterpiece, while Elgar's famous variations brought him international recognition and were each a musical portrait of a friend. Principal Guest Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra - Paul Watkins leads proceedings with young British violinist Jack Liebeck the soloist in the Korngold.

Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op.10
Korngold - Violin Concerto in D major op.35
Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme op. 36 "Enigma"

Jack Liebeck (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Paul Watkins (conductor)

Enjoy and stay out of trouble.

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