Kyung Wha Chung

Violin

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


After a career break of more than a decade she has announced the decision to return to the recording studio. With this album she fulfils a lifelong dream of recording the complete violin solo works by J.S. Bach, a project very close to her heart. The album, recorded at St George’s Bristol, will showcase Kyung Wha Chung as the maverick of the violin that she is with her inimitable and timeless sound.

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The Chungs play Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

The Chungs play Tchaikovsky & Beethoven


Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Myung-Wha Chung (cello) & Myung-Whun Chung (piano & conductor)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Myung-Whun Chung (piano)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Myung-Wha Chung (cello)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Myung-Wha Chung (cello)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit


Most parents will assert that siblings do not always play well together, but classical music gives many examples to the contrary. Although violinist Yehudi Menuhin was the most famous member of his family, he performed and made several recordings with his sisters, Hephzibah and Yaltah, both pianists. (Pianist Marcel Ciampi, who taught both sisters, remarked that their mother’s womb ‘was a veritable conservatory’.)

This 2CD set brings together the Tchaikovsky recordings made individually by the three members of the Chung Trio – all, of course, outstanding musicians in their own right. All are partnered by Charles Dutoit, and the recordings of the Piano Concerto and the Rococo Variations appear internationally on CD for the first time. Myung-Whun Chung is featured in the dual roles of conductor and pianist in the recording of Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto.

“exuberant […] Chung adds even more fizz to the Tchaikovsky than she did on her glowing version with Prevn right at the beginning of her career” Gramophone Magazine, December 1983 (Violin Concerto)

“in a consistently refreshing and poetic reading of a warhorse concerto [Myung-Whun Chung] shows that his keyboard technique is as formidable as when he was a prizewinner in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. […] The power of the playing is never in doubt […] the central prestissimo [in the second movement] has rarely been recorded with a more genuine pianissimo. The finale sparkles’ (Piano Concerto) […] an exquisitely beautiful account of the loveliest variation of all, the Andante sotenuto” Gramophone Magazine, March 1981 (Rococo Variations)

“The Chungs make a characterful trio and give a very fine account of the Triple Concerto which conveys a feeling of spontaneous chamber-playing, with the finale taken thrillingly fast, with sparkling results” Penguin Guide, 2005

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Bartók - The Piano & Violin Concertos

Bartók - The Piano & Violin Concertos


Bartók:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

First Release on CD

Pascal Rogé (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Walter Weller

Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36

First Release on CD

Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

First Release on CD

Iona Brown (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Two Portraits Op. 5

Chantal Juillet (violin)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit


This well-filled 2CD set – nearly 2 hours and 40 minutes long – presents Bartók’s major concertos (the Viola Concerto appears on another Eloquence CD released this month). The three Piano Concertos appear in muscular and sumptuously recorded performances (one of the finest examples of Decca’s 1970s engineering at the venerated Kingsway Hall) by Pascal Rogé and Walter Weller. Likewise, the Second Violin Concerto resurrects a long-buried 1980 Argo recording by the late Iona Brown, with none other than Sir Simon Rattle conducting. The First Violin Concerto, the result of an ultimately called-off love affair with Stefi Geyer, found its music rechannelled into the Two Portraits and in Kyung Wha Chung and Chantal Juillet, respectively, find two of the composer’s most persuasive advocates.

“Iona Brown gives a clean-cut and stylish performance, superbly recorded” Penguin Guide

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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, etc.

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


Recorded: Kingsway Hall, June 1970

Decca - Originals - 4757734

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Bartók: The Piano Concertos and Violin Concertos

Bartók: The Piano Concertos and Violin Concertos


Bartók:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36

Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti


“the hushed intensity of the writing, as well as the biting Hungarian flavour, is caught superbly, thanks to Solti as well as to the soloist, and there is no sentimental lingering. In the Piano Concerto, the partnership between Ashkenazy and Solti works equally well.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Violin Concertos

Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


Penguin Guide 3 star

Decca - Double Decca - E4523252

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Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Bartók:

Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

London Philharmonic Orchestra


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Decca - 4250152

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Mendelssohn & Bruch: Violin Concertos

Mendelssohn & Bruch: Violin Concertos


Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit


Presto Greatest Recordings

1970s

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Franck, C: Violin Sonata in A major, etc.

Debussy:

Violin Sonata in G minor

Sonata for flute, viola & harp

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Ravel:

Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet


“Here we have masterpieces from the French tradition in excellent performances that have won the status of recording classics. Kyung-Wha Chung and Radu Lupu are a fine duo who capture and convey the deli- cacy and poetry of the Franck Sonata as well as its rapturous grandeur, and never can the strict canonic treatment of the great tune in the finale have sounded more spontaneous and joyful. They are no less successful in the different world of the elusive Sonata which was Debussy's last work, with its smiles through tears and, in the finale, its echoes of a Neapolitan tarantella. The 1977 recording is beautifully balanced, with a natural sound given to both the violin and piano.
The Melos Ensemble recorded the Ravel Introduction and Allegro 15 years before, but here too the recording is a fine one for which no allowances have to be made even by ears accustomed to good digital sound; as for the work itself, this has an ethereal beauty that's nothing short of magical and Osian Ellis and his colleagues give it the most skilful and loving performance.
A wonderful disc and a must-buy.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Kyung-Wha Chung's classic recording, made in London in 1977, has been a favourite since it first saw the light of day on LP in 1980. There is a freshness to her playing that conveys the free-flowing ease of the music, with melodies beautifully shaped and rhythms lithe. She maintains a particularly fluid relationship with her pianist, Radu Lupu, who revels in the fact that Franck's keyboard part is no mere accompaniment but an equally virtuoso and essential element of the whole.” The Telegraph, 21st June 2008 (on Frank's Violin Sonata)

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Kyung-Wha Chung plays Violin Sonatas by Schubert & Schumann

Kyung-Wha Chung plays Violin Sonatas by Schubert & Schumann


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Schubert:

Sonata (Sonatina) for violin & piano in A minor, D385 (Op. posth. 137 No. 2)

Schumann:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121


Kyung-Wha Chung (violin) & Itamar Golan (piano)

The great Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung, who recently returned to the stage after several years spent far from concert halls for health problems, is here captured at the apex of her career in a concert where she plays German Romantic masterpieces accompanied by Itamar Golan.

Live recording: Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 26 April 1998

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Hybrid Multi-channel

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Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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