Beethoven: Violin Concerto Veronika Eberle, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
Label: LSO Live
Artist: Veronika Eberle, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Jörg Widmann (b. 1973), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61:
- 1Widmann, Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo26:05
- 2Widmann, Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto14:23
- 3Widmann, Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: III. Rondo. Allegro12:10
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Fragment from Violin Concerto in C Major, WoO 5:
- 4Beethoven: Fragment from Violin Concerto in C Major, WoO 508:19
Info for Beethoven: Violin Concerto
For her debut concerto album, violinist Veronika Eberle revisits a work that has endured more than two centuries, and shares a fresh interpretation featuring new cadenzas by composer Jörg Widmann.
Not only is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto a particular favourite of Veronika, it has been central to her career to date—most notably alongside Sir Simon Rattle, who has been Veronika’s long-time supporter and collaborator. When she was just 16, Sir Simon introduced her at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival, where she performed this very concerto to a packed Salzburg Festpielhaus.
On this album, the pair reunite to bring this sublime masterpiece to life, and to celebrate the work that first brought Veronika to international attention.
Veronika Eberle, violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Veronika’s exceptional talent and the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras, venues and festivals, as well as by some of the most eminent conductors.
Sir Simon Rattle’s introduction of Veronika aged just 16 to a packed Salzburg Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, brought her to international attention. Key orchestra collaborations since then include the London Symphony (Rattle), Concertgebouw (Holliger), New York Philharmonic (Gilbert), Montreal Symphony (Nagano), Munich Philharmonic and Gewandhaus Orchestras (Langree), Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Janowski), Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester (P.Järvi), Bamberger Symphoniker (Ticciati, Nott), Tonhalle Orchester Zurich (M.Sanderling), NHK Symphony (Kout, Stenz, Norrington) and Rotterdam Philharmonic (Rattle, Gaffigan, Nézet-Seguin).
Born in Donauwörth Southern Germany, she started violin lessons at the age of six and four years later became a junior student at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich with Olga Voitova. After studying privately with Christoph Poppen for a year, she joined the Hochschule in Munich, where she studied with Ana Chumachenco 2001-2012.
Veronika Eberle plays the 1700 “Dragonetti” Stradivarius violin, which was made available to her on generous loan by the Nippon Music Foundation, as well as the 1693 “Ries” Stradivarius, which is kindly on loan from the Reinhold Würth Musikstiftung GmbH.