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Thomas Zehetmair's insight into Robert Schumann's music and his capacity to illuminate its emotional center were very much in evidence when he recorded Schumann string quartets with the Zehetmair Quartet for an ECM New Series disc which collected numerous prizes, including the Edison Award, the Gramophone Recording of the Year Award, the Diapason d'or de l'année, and the Prix Caecilia. As with the chamber music, so with the symphonic works. On this recording, made at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in February 2014, Zehetmair does double duty as both soloist and conductor, leading the Orchestre de chambre de Paris in compelling performances of Schumann's Violin Concerto and the Phantasy for Violin and Orchestra, as well as the First Symphony.
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Thomas Zehetmair celebrates the summit of violin repertory on 'Sei Solo' / WFMT: Featured New Release
Composed three centuries ago, Johann Sebastian Bach's set of six works for solo violin stands as one of the holy grails of the instrument's literature – perhaps the holiest. Now the great Austrian musician Thomas Zehetmair makes his own mark in the rich history of this music, revisiting the repertoire on period instruments. Zehetmair is an extraordinary violinist and a consistently inquisit...
Thomas Zehetmair, Sei Solo makes Sequenza 21: Best Recordings of 2019
Composed three centuries ago, Johann Sebastian Bach's set of six works for solo violin stands as one of the holy grails of the instrument's literature – perhaps the holiest. Now the great Austrian musician Thomas Zehetmair makes his own mark in the rich history of this music, revisiting the repertoire on period instruments. Zehetmair is an extraordinary violinist and a consistently inqu...
Period instruments and baroque bows add drama to Thomas Zehetmair's immense subtlety on the partitas and sonatas / The Guardian
Thomas Zehetmair was only 21 when he recorded Bach's solo violin sonatas and partitas for the first time, in 1982, for Teldec. Though he performed them using a modern violin and bow, Zehetmair was then a member of Concentus Musicus, Nikolaus Harnoncourt's pioneering period instrument orchestra, and learning how to play this music on the kind of instrument that Bach would have known. That was the starting...
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents violinist Thomas Zehetmair / BroadwayWorld
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival continues its 51st season with its third week of performances, including; two beloved masterpieces by towering composers at David Geffen Hall on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, led by the exquisitely musical Andrew Manze, along with esteemed violinist Thomas Zehetmair perform Beethoven's trailblazing Vio...
Thomas Zehetmair ends SPCO tenure with riveting final concert / Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thomas Zehetmair might have been born to conduct Beethoven's Seventh Symphony: His wiry dynamism is perfectly suited to its teemingly bacchanalian energies. The Seventh was the Austrian violinist-conductor's choice to drop the curtain on his seven years as an artistic partner at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and on the orchestra's 2016-17 season. As auf Wiedersehens go, it was a generally bl...
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra & Classical MPR launch free concert library / Minneapolis Star Tribune
Want to catch the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra this evening? Tomorrow afternoon? Saturday morning in your pajamas? You're in luck. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra just posted a trove of HD concert videos for free on-demand viewing. No subscription necessary. SPCO officials say the new "Concert Library" is unique in the orchestra world. Early highlights include pianist and SPCO Artistic Partner Jeremy De...
Thomas Zehetmair - Schumann / WFMT: Featured Release
Founded in 1978, the Paris Chamber Orchestra quickly established its reputation as one of Europe's leading chamber orchestras. In 2012, Thomas Zehetmair was appointed the orchestra's principal conductor and artistic advisor. On this recording, made at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in February 2014, Zehetmair does double duty as both soloist and conductor. His insightful approach to m...