violin concerto Archive

Ray Chen – The Golden Age – Decca

Ray Chen – The Golden Age – Decca

The Golden Age—Ray Chen plays works by Kreisler, Bruch, Debussy, Gershwin, Scott, and others. Ray Chen (violin), Julien Quentin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Robert Trevino; Made in Berlin (quartet)—Decca 483-3852—53:26, *****: The promise of music from the “Golden Age” of violinists—namely by the likes of violinists such as Kreisler, Heifetz, and Joachim and composers […]

BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy; Violin Concerto – Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell, violin and conductor – Sony  

BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy; Violin Concerto – Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell, violin and conductor – Sony  

Joshua Bell’s new traversal of Max Bruch two mighty violin scores has sinew and tenderness, as required. BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 – Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell, violin and conductor – Sony  19075 84200 2, 55:40 (6/22/18) ****: Max Bruch (1838-1920) […]

ANTHEIL: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus 

ANTHEIL: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus 

A good collection of Antheil’s music, played with passion and precision Antheil: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus Audio CD DSL-92222 (6-22-18) TT: 61:59 George Antheil (1900-1959) was an American composer—born in Trenton, New Jersey—who began his professional career in Europe, where he was friends with, among […]

BARTOK: Violin Concertos – Christian Tetzlaff, violin/ Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Hannu Lintu – Ondine

BARTOK: Violin Concertos – Christian Tetzlaff, violin/ Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Hannu Lintu – Ondine

Visceral Bartok violin concerto performances by Christian Tetzlaff find sumptuous support from the Finnish Radio Symphony under Hannu Lintu. BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2 – Christian Tetzlaff, violin/ Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Hannu Lintu – Ondine ODE 1317-2, 60:41 (4/13/18) Distr. by Naxos] ****:  Now that the First Violin Concerto (1907; […]

MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5 – London Symphony Orchestra/ Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor – LSO 

MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5  – Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor/ London Symphony Orchestra – LSO 

Nikolaj Znaider proves a facile and elegant purveyor of Mozart’s two greatest violin concertos. MOZART: Violin Concerto no. 4 in D Major, K. 218; Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 “Turkish” – Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor/ London Symphony Orchestra – LSO Live (DSD) LSOO807, 50:28 (3/2/18)  (Distr. by [PIAS]) ****: Recorded […]

The Young Isaac Stern = Violin Concerti by HAYDN; MENDELSSOHN; TCHAIKOVSKY – Isaac Stern, violin/ Leopold Stokowski/ Pierre Monteux/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio

The Young Isaac Stern = Violin Concerti by HAYDN; MENDELSSOHN; TCHAIKOVSKY – Isaac Stern, violin/ Leopold Stokowski/ Pierre Monteux/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio

Vintage, youthful Isaac Stern has three fine collaborations revived in this trinity of violin concertos.  The Young Isaac Stern = HAYDN: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 – Isaac Stern, violin/ Philharmonic-Symphony of New York/ Leopold Stokowski/ Philadelphia […]

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 […]

Streams and Podcasts for 10 December 2017

Streams and Podcasts for 10 December 2017

This week’s Music Treasury features another distinguished conductor/composer from the 1900s, Paul Kletzki.  Paul Kletzki was a gifted composer early in his career, and shifted to conducting after World War II.  He was particularly noted for his interpretation of Romantic music, and has over 100 recordings to his credit. This week, the show will be […]

SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concertos; KARLOWICZ: Violin Concerto – Tasmin Little, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos 

SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concertos; KARLOWICZ: Violin Concerto – Tasmin Little, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos 

SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35; Violin Concerto No. 2 in a minor, Op. 61; KARLOWICZ: Violin Concerto, Op. 8 – Tasmin Little, violin/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos CHSA 5185, 73:18 (9/1/17) ****: Tasmin Little embraces the early 20th Century Polish violin concerto tradition with an easy and articulate grace. Just […]

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; BRITTEN: Violin Concerto – Vilde Frang, violin/ Frankfurt Radio Symphony/ James Gaffgan – Warner Classics

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; BRITTEN: Violin Concerto – Vilde Frang, violin/ Frankfurt Radio Symphony/ James Gaffgan – Warner Classics

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 15 – Vilde Frang, violin/ Frankfurt Radio Symphony/ James Gaffgan – Warner Classics 08225646009213, 58:12 (2/26/17) ****: Violinist Frang fulfills her wish to bring two of her favorite concertos together, reflections of the “divisive” era of the 1930s. Youthful but brilliantly gifted violin […]

Henri DUTILLEUX: Orchestral Works – Seattle Symph./Ludovic Morlot — Seattle Symphony Media

Henri DUTILLEUX: Orchestral Works – Seattle Symph./Ludovic Morlot — Seattle Symphony Media

Henri DUTILLEUX: Orchestral Works [3 CD set, Tracklist follows] — Seattle Symphony  — Media SSM1013, 78:29, 73:02, 60:23 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: Riveting, magnificent, and superbly played. Back in 2014 I was very happy with the first volume of this collected complete orchestral works of Henri Dutilleux, saying that “the orchestra sounds as full and […]

Leonid Kogan plays Russian Music = Violin Concertos by KHACHATURIAN, KHRENNIKOV, PROKOFIEV, WEINBERG, DENISOV – Leonid Kogan, violin/ Pierre Monte / Krill Kondrashin / Pavel Kogan / Yevgeny Svetlana /Boston Symph. Orch. – Praga Digitals

Leonid Kogan plays Russian Music = Violin Concertos by KHACHATURIAN, KHRENNIKOV, PROKOFIEV, WEINBERG, DENISOV – Leonid Kogan, violin/ Pierre Monte / Krill Kondrashin / Pavel Kogan / Yevgeny Svetlana /Boston Symph. Orch. – Praga Digitals

Leonid Kogan plays Russian Music = KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto in d minor; Rhapsody-Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; KHRENNIKOV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in C Major, Op. 23; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 63; WEINBERG: Violin Concerto in g minor, Op. 67; DENISOV: Partita for Violin and Chamber Orchestra after J.S. Bach […]

William WALTON: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations – Anthony Marwood (v.) / BBC Scottish Symph. Orch. / Martyn Brabbins (cond.) – Hyperion

William WALTON: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations – Anthony Marwood (v.) / BBC Scottish Symph. Orch. / Martyn Brabbins (cond.) – Hyperion

William WALTON: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations – Anthony Marwood (violin) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor) – Hyperion CD CDA67986 – TT: 81:28 (6/30/17) ****: An excellent survey of Walton’s music, very well played and recorded Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra follow up their definitive account of the Walton […]

Milstein Rarities = LALO: Symphonie espagnole; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; DVORAK: Violin Concerto – Nathan Milstein (vln.) / Philadelphia Orch. /  Eugene Ormandy / Phil.-Symph. of NY/ Arturo Toscanini / Leopold Stokowski – Pristine Audio

Milstein Rarities = LALO: Symphonie espagnole; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; DVORAK: Violin Concerto – Nathan Milstein (vln.) / Philadelphia Orch. /  Eugene Ormandy / Phil.-Symph. of NY/ Arturo Toscanini / Leopold Stokowski – Pristine Audio

Milstein Rarities = LALO: Symphonie espagnole in d minor, Op. 21; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor: Andante & Allegro non troppo; Allegro molto vivace; DVORAK: Violin Concerto in a minor, Op. 53 – Nathan Milstein, violin/ Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (Lalo)/ Philharmonic-Symphony of New York/ Arturo Toscanini (Mendelssohn)/ Leopold Stokowski (Dvorak) – Pristine Audio […]

The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 =  var. orch. & cond. – Pristine Audio

The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 = var. orch. & cond. – Pristine Audio

A series of non-commercial releases graces Vol. 3, devoted to the works of Harl McDonald. The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 = Violin Concerto; Elegy and Battle Hymn; Symphony No. 3 “A Tragic Cycle”; Builders of America (Washington and Lincoln) – Alexander Hilsberg, v./ Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy/ Geroge Newton, bass-bar./ Indianapolis Sym. Orch./ […]