Manfred Honeck conducts Schmidt and Beethoven – with María Dueñas
Recently-signed Deutsche Grammophon artist María Dueñas is the soloist in this concert, recorded in January 2023 in the Musikverein in Vienna. The Spanish violinist, still only 20 at the time, performs Beethoven's lyrical but hugely demanding violin concerto, incorporating her own virtuosic cadenzas. For the work, which forms the centrepiece of her debut album on the Yellow Label, she is accompanied by Manfred Honeck conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In the second half of the concert, Honeck and the orchestra turn to Austrian composer Franz Schmidt's moving final symphony, an elegiac masterpiece composed in memory of his daughter and premiered in the Musikverein in 1934.
- María Dueñas (Violin)
- Wiener Symphoniker
- Manfred Honeck