Augustin Hadelich links Brahms to Ligeti

German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich says that he is attracted to the idea of contrasts in music, and in making choices of repertoire. Mr. Hadelich tells program director John Pitman that despite those contrasts, often similarities arise by putting two disparate works together.

In this case, Mr. Hadelich leads with the familiar and beloved concerto by Brahms, and follows with the concerto of Hungarian 20th century composer, Gy├Ârgy Ligeti. Hadelich also lends his own touch to the Brahms, by playing his own cadenzas. A performance notable for the intensity of Hadelich’s interpretation as well its beauty.

Brahms, Ligeti Violin Concertos – Augustin Hadelich