Happy 40th Birthday, Maxim Vengerov

What is it that makes the 'Vengerov sound' so special? David Mellor, Sunday 17 August 2014, 7pm

David Mellor (Sun 17 August)

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David Mellor
marks the 40th birthday of one of the world's finest violinists, Maxim Vengerov

David has a superb selection of Vengerov's recordings – some of which he made while he was still a teenager. These include Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Elgar's Violin Sonata, the astonishingly difficult Czardas by Vittorio Monti and the beautiful 'Méditation' from Massenet's opera Thais

And, David asks, what is it exactly that makes the 'Vengerov sound' so special?

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