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14 Sep 2013

Thomas Zehetmair in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi (13 min.)

Leoš Janáček’s Violin Concerto with the poetic sobriquet “Pilgrimage of the Soul” remained unfinished, but the version compiled based on the composer’s sketches reveals all his music’s typical characteristics: uncompromisingly repeated motivic cells, surprising sound effects and abrupt lyrical upturns. On the occasion of performing the work with the Berliner Philharmoniker in September 2013, soloist Thomas Zehetmaier explains in a conversation with violinist Eva-Maria Tomasi the story behind the work, and talks about his dual career as violinist and conductor.

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