Rode: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 8
The leading exponent in his time of the French Violin School and the violinist who premièred Beethoven’s last Violin Sonata, Pierre Rode composed exclusively for his own instrument, thirteen concertos and the Caprices being his greatest compositional legacy. The contrast between virtuosic challenges and lyrical interludes is the notable feature of the Violin Concerto No. 2, whilst the long-breathed melodies and dramatic flourishes of Concerto No. 8 mark this work as one of his most beautiful. This is the fourth of five volumes containing the thirteen Rode Violin Concertos.
Catalog Number: 8573054
Composer: Jacques Pierre Joseph Rod
Conductor: Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer: Friedemann Eichhorn