Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, the most innovative and influential of his works, was written as a portrait of his wife, Clara. Its extraordinary structure binds all four movements into an integrated whole. Brahms also fell for Clara Schumann and the slow movement of his Violin Concerto has been called "an incredibly impassioned declaration of his love" for her. Dedicated to virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim, it is a staggeringly difficult but powerful work that has become an important part of the violin repertoire.
Johann Sebastian Bach ● Ouverture from Orchestral Suite No. 1 Johannes Brahms ● Violin Concerto Robert Schumann ● Symphony No. 4
Mateusz Wolski, violin
Mateusz Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland where he began his musical training at the age of seven. He studied at the Szymanowski Musical High School and the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw before traveling to the U.S. to attend Manhattan School of Music. It was there, with full scholarship, that he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees under the tutelage of New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. ● Mateusz Wolski's bio
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