Classical musician and violin virtuoso Charlie Siem is releasing a new album of the Violin Concerto Romances by Ludwig von Beethoven on August 5. “Violin Concerto Romances” is currently available for pre-order and will be available as a digital download, online, and in stores upon its release.
Siem notes, “it was the first piece I heard that inspired me to play the violin,” when he was just three years old.
Now, one of the biggest names in Classical music, the London born Siem returns to where it all started for his new album. Siem is joined by the Philharmonic Orchestra with Oleg Caetani conducting.
Beginning the process during the pandemic, Siem notes, “I wanted to be able to play that piece in particular as it had opened a channel within my imagination that has stayed with me as a constant soundtrack to my journey since then. To be able to share my humble response to this mighty piece of music is incredibly rewarding.”
Along with his 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin once owned by the King of Prussia, Siem has not only performed with Orchestras around the world, but has also shared the stage with The Who, Bryan Adams, and Jamie Cullem.
The tracklisting for “Beethoven: Violin Concerto Romances”:
“Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 61”
I Allegro ma non troppo
Ill Rondo Allegro
“Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, Op 40”
“Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50”
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