Midori‘s new recordings: Hindemith‘s Violin Concerto & Violin Sonatas by Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich (August 2013)

Violinist Midori presents two new CD projects at the end of her 30th anniversary season:

Together with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach, Midori has recorded the rarely performed Violin Concerto by Hindemith. The CD has just been released by Ondine (August 2013).

In October 2013, Onyx publishes a recital CD with three 20th century violin sonatas played by Midori and pianist Özgür Aydin: Bloch’s seldom heard 2nd sonata Poéme mystique, Janáček’s sonata (1914-21) and Shostakovich’s late G major sonata of 1968, composed for David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter.

Writing about these sonatas Midori says: “These are three works that interweave the anxieties of the modern world condition with much hope for the future. In the end, the music fills us with a great feeling of warmth and compassion while not shying away from what must be confronted.”

In Europe, Midori will appear in the upcoming months with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Christoph Eschenbach and with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin.

A selection of Midori’s European concerts in the autumn:

11/12 October, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena
Walton: Violin concerto

27 October, Oxford, University
30 October, Moscow

Hindemith: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Major
Franck: Sonata in A major
Mozart: Sonata e minor, KV 304
Strauss: Sonata
Özgür Aydin, piano

22/23 November, Berlin, Philharmonie
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach
Bartók: Violin concerto No. 2

28/29 November, Turin
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Juray Valčuha
Brahms: Violin concerto

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