1/12/14

Violin muse Sarah Chang comes back to Barcelona

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Every violinist wants to play Dvorák Concerto, a work composed with the help of the virtuous of this age. The amount of technical resources which requires is endless, and only the greatest artists, like Sarah Chang, are able to conquer this challenge.

When she was 6, this American-Korean violinist was considered a child prodigy. At 8 years old, she made her début with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Through the years, she has received the recognition of Symphony conductors as Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti, and now, when she is close to her 34 birthday, she states that her violin is just an extension of her voice.

Shostakóvich, meanwhile, had a volatile life: sometimes he was the most beloved composer in the USSR, sometimes his music was forbidden. After the Symphony no. 11, inspired by the popular revolt in 1905, he received all recognitions. Performed in Moscow in 1975 for the first time, it praises the Russian revolution. With an hyper-realistic style, creates a metaphor which assimilates the events of the Bloody Sunday, when the tsarist police shoot indiscriminately to the Russian People.