German virtuoso Julia Fischer astonished the public and her musical peers by performing two concertos – each on different instruments – on this remarkable 2008 New Year’s Day concert.
Julia Fischer’s playing of Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3 not only attests to her position at a summit of perfection attained to by few violinists, but her magisterial performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto establishes her as a pianist of international stature.
Marking her DVD debut for Decca, Julia Fischer’s compelling versions of these concertos are available only in this format, since this musical wonder has recorded neither for CD.
The DVD includes an extensive interview with Julia Fischer, who candidly discusses her life, art, and music (in German, with multi-language subtitles).