"A programme can tell a story - the way different musical works follow each other has a great effect on the listener. It can sometimes reveal the unexpected, even refreshing connections..." is how violinist Augustin Hadelich describes the approach to his new album by Warner Classics, Recuerdos - Memories. The Grammy Award winner built it thematically around Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, the complexity of which has preoccupied him for years.
Cristian Măcelaru accompanies him with his WDR Sinfonieorchester. Augustin Hadelich appreciates the conductor's empathy: "He knows what I'm going to do next before I know it." A sympathy that is obviously reciprocated - for the 2022/23 season, the orchestra chose the sought-after soloist as Artist in Residence.