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Interview: Violinist Daniel Hope | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Violinist Daniel Hope

Interview: Violinist Daniel Hope

The intrepid fiddler travels back to the heyday of the Romantic composers

Daniel Hope sets off to explore the legacy of Joseph JoachimHarald Hoffmann/DG

In the later 19th century, violinist and composer Joseph Joachim was hailed as the most brilliant fiddler of his day, but today his name lives on via the great works that he helped to bring into the classical repertoire. Brahms dedicated his Violin Concerto to Joachim, while Bruch's First Violin Concerto was substantially revised by Joachim and became closely identified with him. Both the Schumann and Dvořák concertos were written for him, though Joachim never performed the latter.

No modern recording can approximate the almost barbaric sound of Joachim's 1903 efforts

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