LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major op. 40
BÉLA BARTÓK Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz. 113
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major op. 50
FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D 485
Who would have thought it: Beethoven can also be romantic! Not only revolution, but also delicate violin melodies suit the Titan. Nevertheless, his two Romances for violin and orchestra should not be taken lightly. They are in no way inferior to Beethoven's famous violin concerto in terms of technical and musical demands. Who would know this better than Julia Fischer. She has a special relationship with Beethoven, as she admitted many years ago. When she played Beethoven to the great Yehudi Menuhin for the first time, she was only 13 years old. She retained the legendary violinist's comments and matured with them. Fischer has now been one of the world's top violinists for more than two decades and Beethoven is a constant in her international career. Together with the Beethoven specialists from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, steeped in tradition, she presents the Viennese classic from an unusual angle during this year's Pro Arte visit.