Charles Dutoit Archive
Conductor Dutoit is the highlight this week…
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major – Arabella Steinbacher, v./ Orch. de la Suisse Romande/ Charles Dutoit – PentaTone
The inevitable violin concerto duo yet once more – wonderfully played – but do we yearn to add another such combination to a glut of performances?
A fine tribute to the great Polish composer on his 80th birthday.
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35; Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Dutoit – Onyx
These are respectable versions of Rimsky’s warhorses, but in a wildly crowded field they just aren’t competitive.