Daniel Hope, violin
Ivor Bolton, conductor
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in b minor, op. 61 (1910)
Symphony No. 8 in G major, The "English" Symphony, op. 88 (1889)
None other than the world-renowned violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler once said: "If you want to know who I think is the greatest living composer, I will say Elgar without hesitation." A little later he commissioned a violin concerto by Elgar, which Kreisler premiered in London in 1910. In the Stadtcasino Basel, one of the most prominent violinists of our time, the gentleman Daniel Hope, meets Ivor Bolton, who comes from near Manchester. An Anglo-Saxon evening awaits under the motto 'Very British', as Dvořák's 8th Symphony, nicknamed The "English" Symphony, is heard after the interval.
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