Violinist-composer Jan Kubelik, father of conductor Rafael Kubelik, was one of the world’s biggest music celebrities, then faded into obscurity with the outbreak of war. Pavel Šporcl recorded it as a world premiere. Below is the live performance from Smetana Hall with Prague Symphony Orchestra and Tomas Brauner.
Pavel Sporcl’s records long-lost violin concerto by forgotten violinist Jan Kubelik in « Homage To Jan Kubelik’ with Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tomas Brauner. It comprises the world premiere recording of Jan Kubelik’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Violinist-composer Jan Kubelik, father of the conductor Rafael Kubelik, was one of […]
« Out of this world…It has been a long time since the audience were as enthusiastic as at this concert…the Czech star violinist Pavel Sporcl tore the audience from their seats, cheering…at the cadence of the first movement you could hear a pin drop…the audience were so under his spell, then […]
… the Caprice No. 24, performed with a lightness of touch, Šporcl’s flexibility of tempo making the piece sound as if it’s being improvised. To read more click here Read Pavel Šporcl’a First Person for theartsdesk on Paganini and the Czech tradition
Pavel Sporcl & Gipsy Way in Tokyo Folle Journee
Mendelssohn violin concerto
New video in the Strad!
This may just be the finest account of Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto that I have heard’ writes Musical Opinions’s Guy Rickards of the star Czech violinist’s performance with the English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods. The Strad calls it ‘stunning’.
Here is the video
Pavel Sporcl – My violin legend
Dvorak violin concerto
Pavel Šporcl – » the finest live account of Mendelssohn’s «
« This was special…Pavel Šporcl is a Czech violinist of prodigious technical ability and extraordinary musicality and both attributes were put into play in what may just be the finest live account of Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto I have heard…(he) produced a very fluent account of the opening movement, taken quite quickly, as was the central span. The speeds, however, seemed perfectly right, with Šporcl in complete command of the work as a whole, the accompaniment throughout beautifully shaped by Woods. There were some lovely instrumental solos from the band, too, particularly from the horns. The finale fair danced along—and at quite a lick, too—in an immaculate performance that was deservedly rewarded by sustained applause. Šporcl rewarded the audience with a brief encore of Paganini’s 5th Caprice. »!
Pavel Sporcl et son ensemble Gipsy Way – Folle Journée 2018
Pavel Sporcl – Gala concert in Prague
The leading Czech violinist and patron of the world’s oldest violin competition for under-sixteens will lead a gala concert in Prague on April 25th, featuring a gathering of competition laureates.
« Christmas on the blue violin » – new video
Pavel Sporcl’s recording from his last Christmas album!