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ELGAR: Violin Concerto; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 – Rachel Burton Pine, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Andrew Litton – Avie 

ELGAR: Violin Concerto; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 – Rachel Burton Pine, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Andrew Litton – Avie 

Rachel Burton Pine makes the emotional connection of these two Romantic concertos quite clear. ELGAR: Violin Concerto in b minor, Op. 61; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26 – Rachel Burton Pine, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Andrew Litton – Avie AV 2375, 76:23 (1/5/18) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: In her accompanying liner notes. Rachel Burton Pine admits that the early pairing of the Elgar and Bruch concertos by the youthful Yehudi Menuhin for EMI played a significant role in her concept of these two Romantic staples of the violin repertory (rec. 9-11 January 2017).  The 1909 Elgar Concerto came as a result of Elgar’s reading complimentary remarks about him made by Fritz Kreisler, expressing the thought that a violin concerto—the violin’s being Elgar’s own instrument—would be much appreciated. Elgar began sketching out the in 1905, but his most creative period began in 1909.  The idea of “spring” suffuses the piece,  that is in the form of a wood anemone or “Windflower,” as Elgar inscribes it. There are two such “Windflower” themes in the first movement, the second of which the clarinet utters.  The Spanish inscription of “Here is enshrined the soul of . . .” adds […]