Christian Tetzlaff was celebrated by the press as a “master violinist”, as one who is able to combine “dazzling technique and analytical acuity with overwhelming musicianship and a healthy dose of wit”. In this season he is Artist in Residence with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The high point of the collaboration will be marked on this evening with Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Simon Rattle conducting.
Violin Concerto in D major
Christian Tetzlaff Violin
Images pour orchestre
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major
Christian Tetzlaff is acclaimed by the press as a “master violinist” who “loses himself in the compositions, who completely immerses himself, to emerge unpretentiously on the other side,” as one who is able to combine “dazzling technique and analytical acuity with overwhelming musicianship and a healthy dose of wit,” as a virtuoso who gets a “beauty and richness, variety and colourfulness of sound” out of his instrument that is “simply amazing”. The Berliner Philharmoniker are glad their artist in residence in the 2014/15 season is the extraordinary musician Christian Tetzlaff.
Besides his international concert activity, Christian Tetzlaff finds time again and again to visit schools with his instrument in order to create enthusiasm among young people for the world of classical music and to foster young musicians. That is why his collaboration with the scholars of the Orchestra Academy constitutes an important aspect of his residency with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The musical high point of Christian Tetzlaff’s artistic partnership with the orchestra is undoubtedly embodied by his interpretation of Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The second half of the concert will include Images by Claude Debussy, inspired by folk melodies from England, Spain and France, an orchestral triptych iridescent in every conceivable instrumental colour. The programme will conclude with George Enescu’s First Romanian Rhapsody, inspired by the folklore of his homeland, a vibrant, instrumentally colourful piece that wraps up with a furious stretta.