VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Augustin Dumay - ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’
VC recently caught up with violinist Augustin Dumay – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads
The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed French violinist Augustin Dumay – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.
We sat him down to pick his brain on which 5 CD recordings he would take with him to a deserted island – and how the tracks have helped shape him as a musician.
The 5 recordings I have chosen here have been amongst what I would think have been the most instrumental in my musical development ... for me these interpretations represent the highest level of expressive intensity, imagination and conviction.
When I do listen to them though, it often highlights how many lukewarm and pseudo-politically correct performances we hear today on the concert stage .... often almost like 'sound photocopies' of Bärenreiter editions - with some superb exceptions of course.
With anything I play or listen to, and hopefully you'll hear here, I try to remember what Pablo Casals famously said "... Don't focus on the trees but make us dream of the forest."
2. Strauss : Four Last Songs & 12 Orchestral Songs - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
3. Schubert and Brahms Lieder - Fritz Wunderlich
4. Beethoven Symphonies No. 4 & 7 - Carlos Kleiber & Concertgebouw Orchestra
5. Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 - Isaac Stern & Leonard Bernstein
28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other
02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions
10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
03julAll Day09Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Melbourne Recital Center, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaEvent Type :competitions
07julAll Day15The Malher Competition(All Day) Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg Mußstraße 1 96047 Bamberg GERMANYEvent Type :competitions