Legacy: Live In Baden-Baden
Available on iTunes
David Garrett’s new classical DVD is the Beethoven Violin Concerto - a LEGACY to Beethoven (and Kreisler). This is an opportunity for fans of the 31-year-old German-born violinist, familiar with his rock-inspired concerts and CDs to discover his first love – classical music. Few may realise that the young man performing classic rock numbers by legends such as Nirvana, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin on his Rock Symphonies album (2010) was, just a few short years ago, one of the violin world’s most celebrated child prodigies and the youngest artist ever to be signed to the legendary classical music record label, Deutsche Grammophon. Legacy is a reminder to those familiar with David Garrett’s classical albums, spanning his teenage years from 14 to 17 – Mozart Violin Concertos in D (KV271 and K218) conducted by Claudio Abbado, Paganini 24 Caprices, Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 ‘Spring’ and Bach Partita BMW1004, and Tchaikovsky and Conus Violin Concertos conducted by Mikhail Pletnev – of the violinist’s very special talent. The dvd is divided into two parts; first: Live In Baden-Baden, Filmed At Festspielhaus. Live in Baden-Baden shows Garrett performing with The National Philharmonic Of Russia, and being led at the baton by Vladimir Spivakov and Lorenzo Coladonato; a phenomenal performance. Second comes, Playing For My Life – a career defining documentary on the life and work of David Garrett following his meteoric rise to fame and the new recording of his Legacy album. Legacy is a message from the man himself that he has never really been away. Throughout his rock-violin crossover years, playing pure classical violin has remained central to David Garrett’s life and work.
Starring Norbert Waldmann, Torben Schmidt