Personal favorite performance of Toccata & Fugue by Vanessa-Mae …

Will this performance become your personal favorite?

If you were to ask me my personal favorite Vanessa-Mae song, I’d have to say Red Hot.  However, she’s best known for Mike Batt’s arrangement for Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D Minor.  After all, this song was released as her very first single, and the title track on her first pop album.  In fact, it reached #24 on the Billboard charts.  To my knowledge, no other violinist has ever reached that high where the solo instrument is the violin.

My Personal Favorite Performance of Toccata & Fugue
Vanessa-Mae performs Toccata & Fugue in front a huge crowd in Germany. (Picture taken in 1996)

She still performs it to this day!  However, this particular video performance of this classic tune is especially .. well .. special.  The reason?  She performs in front of a huge crowd who gives her HUGE cheers at the end.  Secondly, she looks absolutely beautiful and her technique was on point as usual.  Lastly, she performs this piece on her acoustic violin where she normally uses her electric violin.  This makes a huge difference and sounds so much better in my opinion

Enjoy!!!

P.S. Believe it or not, this was recorded over 20 years ago!

1 thought on “Personal favorite performance of Toccata & Fugue by Vanessa-Mae …”

  1. The video of Vanessa at the Royal Albert Hall playing the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is the first piece of music I had ever heard her play and was my introduction to her. It is still my favorite, although this version is next in line. Although I like all of her music, I also especially like Beethoven’s Romance No.2 in F, Handel’s Minuet from her Choreography Album and the throbbing beat of Embrasse Moi (You Fly Me Up). I could go on and on!

    CX

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