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  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):
  • 1Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: 1. Allegro moderato18:45
  • 2Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: 2. Canzonetta. Andante06:32
  • 3Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: 3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo09:55
  • 4Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Moderato quasi Andante00:50
  • 5Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Tema. Moderato semplice01:22
  • 6Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. I. Tempo del Tema00:44
  • 7Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. II. Tempo del Tema01:05
  • 8Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. III. Andante sostenuto03:34
  • 9Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. IV. Andante grazioso01:52
  • 10Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. V. Allegro moderato03:14
  • 11Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. VI. Andante02:21
  • 12Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57 - Arr. By Yvan Cassar: Var. VII. Allegro vivo01:54
  • Total Runtime52:08

Info for Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Rococo Variations

After his exciting journey into the musical tradition of Eastern Europe (Journey East) and the Baroque sound-scapes of J.S. Bach (Bach), Nemanja Radulovic now turns his attention to the Russian master of the Romantic era, Tchaikovsky, excelling as violinist and (in an arrangement of the famed Rococo-Variations for viola and string ensemble) a violist.

Bringing together Tchaikovsky’s two most important works for solo strings and orchestra is bringing together the two most relevant poles of his life – Belgrade and Paris: The Rococo Variations are linked to the first part of his life, when he was a student in Belgrade before the Balkan war. At this time Nemanja not only used to play the violin, but also viola and sometimes the cello. Playing an arranged viola version of the Rococo variations which originally were composed for cello, takes him back to his musical childhood in Belgrade.

Yvan Cassar, who worked with Nemanja on Journey East has now produced compelling arrangements for strings and piano of the Rococo Variations. They provide a lightness and an energy that are perfectly suited for the neoclassical sound of Tchaikovsky’s music.

The Rococo Variations were recorded in Belgrade with ensemble Double Sens (French for: “double direction” & “double meaning”). The group reflects perfectly Nemanja’s dual past between Paris and Belgrade as it includes his former student-friends for Serbia, and his friends from the Conservatoire de Paris (including 2 members of the Fontanarosa family).

The Tchaikovsky concerto is linked to Nemanja’s arrival in Paris. He began to work on the concerto with his Conservatoire de Paris’ teacher Patrice Fontanarosa. Since then, this piece has been the concerto Nemanja has played most often during his career opening the doors to the great concert halls of the world like in Paris, London or Tokyo.

The concerto was recorded in Istanbul with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Sascha Goetzel, with which Nemanja feels he finds the freedom and mutual sprit to develop and express what is fundamentally important to him in the respective work.

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).

Nemanja Radulović, violin
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Sascha Goetzel, conductor

Nemanja Radulovic
At 25, with his performances and his recordings, Nemanja Radulovic frankly addresses to young music lovers.

The "5 seasons" album is his 5th one. Most of his recordings have been on top of sales and international downloading platforms and were acclaimed by the press worldwide: 'Diapason Découverte', 'Choc' by Classica, Res Musica's 'Clé', Recommended by the Strad, Pizzicato's Supersonic etc.

- Bach, Miletic, Paganini, Ysaÿe (solo) for Transart Live label, - Both Mendelssohn's violin and orchestra Concertos, recorded with the Prague Chamber Orchestra for Transart Live label, - The Devil's Trills (Kreisler, Sarasate, Schubert, Wieniawski, Tartini) recorded with his Ensemble 'The Devil's Trills' for the labels Artact-Decca/Universal. - A Beethoven recital (Violin and piano Sonatas n°5, 7, 8) recorded with Susan Manoff for the labels Artact-Decca/Universal. - The "5 seasons" recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with the 'Double Sens' Ensemble, and of Sedlar's new work 'Spring in Japan' with 'The Devil's Trills' ensemble for the labels Artact-Decca/Universal.

He was recognized as the 'International Revelation of the Year' at the Victoires de la Musique (European Association of Artist Managers, MIDEM prize), was nominated as 'Rising Star' and then plays in the most important European concert halls: the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Megaron in Athens, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Philharmonie of Cologne, as well as at the Carnegie Hall. In 2006, he replaced off the cuff Maxim Vengerov in the Beethoven Concerto, Salle Pleyel, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

He then performs with the greatest orchestras in Europe, Asia and America : Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Rio, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Nürnberger Symphoniker, NDR Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg, Orchestra Philharmonic of Ukraine, Orchestre National de Belgique, WDR Symphony Orchestra of Köln, Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Madrid RTVE Orchestra, Tenerife Orchestra, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Turin RAI Orchestra, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra etc.

Since his appearance at the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu in France in 2002, Nemanja Radulovic has taken part in the most famous music festivals : Aix-les-Bains Festival, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Nuits Musicales du Suquet, Colmar Festival, Sisteron Festival, Auvers-sur-Oise Festival, Royan 'Le Violon sur le Sable' Festival, Eygalières, Münster Festival, Belgrade Festival, Verbier Festival etc.

He gives regular recitals with Marielle Nordmann, Susan Manoff, Dominique Plancade, Laure Favre-Kahn, Anne Gastinel as well as with his ensembles 'The Devil's Trills' and 'Double Sens'.

Nemanja Radulovic won many international prizes: Hanover, George Enescu Competition in Bucharest, Antonio Stradivari Competition in Cremona, Yehudi Menuhin Competition in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Wieniawski-Lipinski Competition in Poland...

Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulovic has begun his musical studies in 1992 and won the Prize of October for music of the City of Belgrade in 1996, then the Special Prize of the ministry of Education of the Serbian Republic 'Talent of the year 1997'. He has taken part in master classes given by Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo, and Joshua Epstein, with whom he studied in 1998 at the Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken, and Dejan Mihailovic, whose class he joined in 1999 at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade. At the age of fourteen, he moved to France and perfected with Patrice Fontanarosa at the CNSMD of Paris.

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