Simone Lamsma (violin)
Patrick Gallois (dir.)
Violin Concerto No. 6 in G minor, Op. 28
Violin Concerto No. 8 in A minor, Op. 47 ‘in modo di Scena cantante’
Violin Concerto No. 11 in G major, Op. 70
By uniting the virtuosity of the French violin school of Viotti, Kreutzer and Rode to the seriousness, perfection of form and developmental skills of the Viennese classical school of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, Louis Spohr imbued his violin concertos with both formal mastery and a delightfully nonchalant elegance.
Composed between 1808 and 1825, these lyrical early Romantic concertos showcase Spohr’s fine taste and impeccable craftsmanship, blending intensity of feeling with flights of fancy and spontaneity with tenderness, to achieve an inimitable gracefulness.
Simone Lamsma’s debut recital disc for Naxos, featuring works by Edward Elgar, was released to great critical acclaim, receiving brilliant reviews. The CD was “Classic FM’s Best Buy” in September 2006 and was featured as “Instrumental and Chamber Disc of the Month” in Classic FM Magazine.
“She [Simone Lamsma] has a seriously fine technique and impeccable intonation, and puts these to use with mature musical intelligence”