Barantschik leads Mozart and Mendelssohn

San Francisco Symphony concertmaster Alexander Barantschik plays Mendelssohn’s other Violin Concerto, composed at the astonishing age of 12. These concerts also feature Piazzolla’s sultry Melodia-Libertango, and Britten’s Simple Symphony, used in the beguiling soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s film, Moonrise Kingdom.


Conductor/Performers

Alexander Barantschik

leader and violin

Seth Asarnow

bandoneon

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Britten

Simple Symphony

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert: Approx. 1h 35m


Podcasts

Britten’s Simple Symphony

Watch a Video

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, Mov. 1 performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Music Conservatory Karlsruhe at the Crown Hall, Jerusalem:

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik describes how he first picked up the violin, and what he loves about playing in San Francisco:

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