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Violin Solos - Released January 12, 2018 | Warner Classics

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There comes a moment in the career of any respected violinist (and even some who aren't), when they dream of playing, and perhaps recording, Paganini's 24 Caprices. And that is precisely what German star violinist Augustin Hadelich (b. 1984) has done. Hadelich has been a regular fixture in the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Munich and Salzburg, for whom he has given some of the greatest concertos that exist, but he has also performed a repertoire of much rarer, contemporary works, which he has decided to champion. Hadelich tackles these 24 Caprices, which Paganini wrote over about 15 years, from 1802 to 1817, without intending to make them into a cycle in their own right - much less a programme to be played in a single concert; indeed, it seems that he never performed them in concert himself - like many small Italian operas (but French ones as well, in the tradition of grand opéra), each one is concentrated down into a few minutes. They run from grandiose tragedy in the style of Meyerbeer, to lighter shades of Rossini, with a real lyrical and vocal vision which is as far removed as can be from pure and demonstrative virtuosity. At 33 years old, Hadelich shows consistent maturity, but also humility, and a sense of experience which one would expect to see in a much older musician. © SM/Qobuz
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Violin Concertos - Released February 3, 2017 | LPO

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Augustin Hadelich is quite comfortable in the violin's standard repertoire, though in his recordings he has sometimes paired a well-known concerto with one that is less familiar, e.g., matching the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Concentric Paths by Thomas Adès, showing an adventurous side to his programming. However, for this 2017 release on LPO, he plays the famous Violin Concerto in D major by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, backed with a perennial concert favorite, the Symphonie espagnole of Édouard Lalo, two powerhouse Romantic works that need no introduction. These live performances, with Vasily Petrenko conducting the Tchaikovsky and Omer Meir Wellber conducting the Lalo, are unabashed showstoppers, and the response of the audience in London's Southbank Centre shows how effective these performances were. Hadelich takes a fairly relaxed approach to the barline, and his affable inflections and playing with phrasing show a seasoned virtuoso at home with the music and unafraid of where it will take him. The extraordinary sound of this recording puts Hadelich front and center, and there's no loss of orchestral details in the meticulous engineering, so every note is fully audible. While there's no shortage of recordings of the Tchaikovsky or the Lalo, this recording is worth considering for Hadelich's highly personal and personable performance, and the satisfying richness of the London Philharmonic's sound.
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Duets - Released November 11, 2016 | Avie Records

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Classical - Released July 3, 2015 | Avie Records

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Violin Concertos - Released March 3, 2014 | Avie Records

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Classical - Released February 8, 2011 | Avie Records

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Classical - Released March 31, 2009 | Naxos

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Violin Concertos - Released May 27, 2008 | Naxos

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Classical - Released January 12, 2018 | Warner Classics

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The elegant, but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the ‘golden age’ of the early and mid-20th century. Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner Classics: Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. These works of proverbial virtuosity were conceived by the flamboyant Nicolò Paganini to test and showcase every aspect of a violinist’s skills. Hadelich’s musical personality has been summarised by the Washington Post as “distinct and nostalgic, never a dizzying exhibition of skill devoid of substance”. Similarly, Gramophone has written that Hadelich “meets and surmounts all obstacles, yet it's not technical wizardry that most impresses but his musicianship. He makes the musical sense of each piece crystal clear, and his playing has an inner life, each phrase, each note, is felt as it's played.” Described as a “brilliant violinist” by The New York Times, in the words of The Strad he is “a masterful musician”. © Warner Classics
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Classical - Released February 16, 2010 | VDE-GALLO

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Classical - Released October 19, 2018 | Cantaloupe Music

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It goes without saying that the title "Mystery Sonatas" by David Lang (born in 1957) is based on the Rosary Sonatas, also known as the "Mystery Sonatas", written in 1678 by Ignaz Biber. That said, Lang deviates from the model in several ways: his sonatas are for solo violin, while Biber accompanied some of them with a continuo. What’s more, Lang does not use the "scordattura" technique, the unusual violin tuning used by Biber to create incredible sonorities. This is not to say that Lang's work is not extraordinary, especially when you consider he wrote it for violinist Augustin Hadelich, who records it here as a world premiere. Another bridge between Lang and Biber is the three-part design: joy, pain and glory. Lang's affiliation with the minimalist movement is of course evident; however, his frequent incursions into rock, modernism and mockery have no place here, as he seeks above all to express an introspection around the mysteries - religious or otherwise - of life and beauty. Here, Hadelich beautifully takes all the composer's conceptions into his own hands. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released December 1, 2017 | Warner Classics

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