Title - 'Bach, J.S.: Violin Concertos No. 1 & No. 2'
Artist - Daniel Lozakovich
For those not in the classical know, Daniel Lozakovich is an uber talented 17-year-old violinist who has amazed audiences and critics alike with his mature, carefully considered playing.
Daniel Lozakovich was born in Stockholm in 2001 and began playing the violin when he was almost seven. He made his solo debut two years later with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov in Moscow.
Daniel went on to perform with, among others, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, the Orchestre National de France and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
His prodigious talent has been nurtured through studies with Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe University of Music and he is now mentored by Eduard Wulfson.
The violin grapevine was buzzing with news about the amazing youngster from Sweden long before Daniel made his international breakthrough in May 2016, when he hit the headlines worldwide as winner of the Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition and, soon after, as returning soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in the closing concert of the XV Moscow Easter Festival.
As well as having performed with the Mariinsky forces again on several occasions since then, in November 2016 he made his debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Gergiev at the opening concert of the MPHIL 360o festival.
On June 8th, 2018, Deutsche Grammophon released his debut album, the quite stunning, rather brilliant Bach, J.S.: Violin Concertos No. 1 & No. 2; Partita No. 2.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042
1. Allegro (7:49)
2. Adagio (6:36)
3. Allegro assai (2:46)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041
4. Allegro moderato (3:56)
5. Andante (6:50)
6. Allegro assai (3:47)
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
7. Allemande (5:33)
8. Courante (2:44)
9. Sarabande (4:21)
10. Gigue (4:26)
11. Chaconne (15:00)
The choice of Bach spotlights a composer whose music, according to Lozakovich, shows your true colors as a musician, because it is impossible to hide behind the notes.
Which he doesn’t need to do: whether collaborating with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bach’s First and Second Violin Concertos or playing solo violin in the Second Partita, Lozakovich’s debut recording demonstrates his enthusiasm and aptitude for chamber music utterly convincingly.
Now known as, even at his tender young age, a "violinist's violinist," Lozakovich plunges into his work head first and wholeheartedly, never shying away from depth of emotion or sensitivity.
How well these wonderful Bach violin concertos highlight Lozakovich's amazing talents and proclivities. His violin sings and laments, radiates and celebrates. And how glorious this music is for just listening to Lozakovich play Bach's slower movements: Sorrow and beauty, make them all-too-human. Simply stunning. Possible even too beautiful for words. Take a bow, Daniel. Take a well deserved bow.
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