CD Beethoven: VC, Septet, Variations, Kavakos/Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Discs 1
Record Label Sony Classical
Release Date October 18, 2019

Acclaimed violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns with his newest album. Kavakos is recognized across the world as a violinist and artist of rare quality, known at the highest level for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. By age 21, Kavakos had won three major competitions: the Sibelius Competition in 1985, and the Paganini and Naumburg competitions in 1988. He now works with the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. Leonidas Kavakos has also built a strong profile as a conductor. He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Danish Radio Symphony orchestras. Kavakos has won numerous prestigious awards including a Gramophone award and ECHO Klassik award.

The album is released in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020.


Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Leonidas Kavakos (violin & conductor)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
Heinrich Braun (bass)
Marco Postinghel (bassoon)

Wen Xiao Zheng (viola)
Eric Terwilliger (horn)
Hanno Simmons (cello)
Christopher Corbett (clarinet)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Variations on Folk Song, Op. 107

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
Enrico Pace (piano)