Spohr: Concertante No. 1 in A major, Op. 48
This page lists all recordings of Concertante No. 1 in A major, Op. 48, by Louis Spohr (1784-1859) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
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Spohr - Concertos for Two Violins, Nos. 1 and 2
Henning Kraggerud and Øyvind Bjorå (violins)
Oslo Camerata & Barratt Due Chamber Orchestra, Stephan Barratt-Due
Louis Spohr’s life-long artistic commitment to elegance, sturdy workmanship and emotional reticence has burdened him with a reputation as a nostalgic conservative.
Yet his melodic mastery, delicately poised Classical sensibility and advanced treatment of harmony, are evident in the highly enjoyable music on this disc.
Glittering solo passages and congenial interplay between the soloists characterise both the Concertantes, which pay tribute to the Baroque concerto grosso and look forward to the music of Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Mahler, and the Duo, with its lively dialogues between equal partners.
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“The soloists, brothers and sister, are thoroughly assured… Both Concertantes demand partnership rather than competition between the violins and display some striking colours - a slow movement accompanied only by divided cellos and basses, both violins double-stopping to create a dense solo texture, and moments of stratospheric pyrotechnics. All four of these substantial works are new to the catalogue, and very welcome indeed.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2004 *****
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Louis Spohr: Complete Violin Concertos
Here Spohr manifests himself not as a serial producer from the nineteenth century’s age of virtuosity but as a highly imaginative composer who lent a unique imprint to each and every one of his concertos. Brought together in this new box set are the Violin Concertos with the Concertanti for two violins and orchestra.
Gramophone: ‘Hoelscher has the elegance and almost cantabile qualities going hand in hand with Spohr’s composing for the violin’.
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