On April 30 in Zankel Hall, Dawn Upshaw, Richard Tognetti, and his "badass classical band" (Time Out New York), the Australian Chamber Orchestra, perform a program of Webern, Crumb, Grieg, and the New York premiere of Winter Morning Walks, written by New York–based jazz composer Maria Schneider expressly for Upshaw and this ensemble.
Here, Tognetti—also the ensemble's lead violinist—introduces his del Gesù violin, nicknamed "Carrodus." In 2007, he became the first musician to play the instrument in more than 50 years. The violin had been in the hands of collectors since surviving a 1953 car crash in New Mexico that killed its then owner, Austrian violinist Ossy Renardy.
For a flavor of what to expect at the concert, you also can watch Tognetti and his "Carrodus" in action, performing excerpts from Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor—that Tognetti arranged for chamber orchestra—which the ensemble performs that night.
Richard Tognetti introduces his del Gesù violin, nicknamed "Carrodus."
Excerpt from Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (Un poco andante)
Excerpt from Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (Finale)
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