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David Dalle
Thursday October 22nd, 2020 with David Dalle
What's next Vivaldi? Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Lubomyr Melnyk. V.G. Jog, Zakir Hussain. Piano. Violin.

We begin today with a truly wonderful new album from one of the boldest working classical musicians today, Patricia Kopatchinskaja. I cannot praise her approach to performance and programming enough. She has performed and released several "conceptual" projects which have broken apart and/or reinterpreted major masterworks such as Schubert's Death & the Maiden Quartet and mixed in contemporary works which expand the meaning of the older masterpiece. Her latest recording fits into this radical mold. "What's Next Vivaldi?" contrasts five concertos by Vivaldi with works by living Italian composers, with the idea that the contemporary works link to, and expand, the interpretation of the Vivaldi. Even without this bold programming, her performance of the Vivaldi alone is unique and thrilling showing a brilliant, instinctive, non-academic, approach to this music. For example, in her performance of Vivaldi's violin concerto in D 'Il Grosso Mogul', she takes 17th century Vienna's commercial contacts with the Moghul Empire in South Asia and its distant reference by Vivaldi to introduce a more Indian style of violin playing in her interpretation (Kopatchinskaja has improvised with Hindustani musicians before). This is an idea and an approach to Vivaldi that has never occurred to any other classical violinist! There are some conservative critics who cannot accept her interpretive freedom, but I believe Kopatchinskaja is the future of classical music. She has found sympathetic collaborators with the famed Italian period instrument ensemble Il Giardino Armonico.
Incanto XIX
Simone Movio/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
Concerto in E flat RV 253 'La Tempesta di Mare"
Antonio Vivaldi/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
Lazzo parlante
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
Dilanio avvinto
Marco Stroppa/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
Moghul
Giovanni Sollima/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
This violin concerto is one of the very very few by Vivaldi that had written out cadenzas by Vivaldi which survived. Vivaldi was a great Baroque virtuoso on the violin, and these cadenzas prove it. On this recording, Kopatchinskaja perfoms them like no one else.
Concerto in D RV 208 'Il Grosso Mogul'
Antonio Vivaldi/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? - Alpha Classics New
We move from a hint of north Indian violin to the great Hindustani master of violin Pandit Vishnu Govind Jog.
Rag Rageshri
Pandit V.G. Jog & Zakir Hussain - Violin - Moment Records
The second hour is built around the most stunningly beautiful music I know, with the unique pianist-composer Lubomyr Melnyk. No one else plays piano like him. He will be performing a livestreamed concert from the Teldex Studio in Berlin this Saturday afternoon (starting with a conversation about his "Continuous Music" at 12pm EST, followed by the concert).
https://ovalmedia.cleeng.com/lubomyr-melnyk-s-soundscapes-live-from-the-teldex-studio-berlin/E589882551_DE

His music changed my life. Listen, and let it change yours.
Le Miroir d'Amour
Lubomyr Melnyk with Peter Broderick - Corollaries - Erased Tapes Canadian
Awaiting
Lubomyr Melnyk - Evertina - Erased Tapes Canadian
Haidara
Jali Musa Jawara - Yasimika - Ryko
Violoncelles, Vibrez!
Giovanni Sollima/Marta Sudraba, Sol Gabetta, Kremerata Baltica - Tracing Astor - Nonesuch
Cloud Passade no. 3
Lubomyr Melnyk - Three Solo Pieces - Unseen Worlds Canadian
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