In a further tribute to Beethoven in this 250th anniversary year, Daniel Lozakovich’s third album for DG, following his debut Bach and subsequent Tchaikovsky, is devoted to Beethoven’s famous violin concerto.
Lozakovich has been dreaming about recording the Beethoven Violin Concerto since he was eight. He first performed it on stage when he was thirteen, and at fifteen was invited by Valery Gergiev to perform the concerto with him in Moscow. A few short years later, he has reunited with his mentor Gergiev to record the concerto with the Münchener Philharmoniker for DG. The new recording, filmed in December 2019 in Munich’s Gasteig Philharmonie and already available as a visual album, is released today and captures Lozakovich’s close artistic partnership with the Russian conductor.
Lozakovich was clear from the start that this should be a live recording: “There’s a particular magic about a live concert,” he explains. “The audience creates a unique atmosphere, without which, in my opinion, it’s almost impossible to produce a performance that will stand the test of time.”