Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

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Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Standard edition)

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Standard edition)


Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler

with Ayami Ikeba (piano)


In a stunning recording career of over 35 years, Anne-Sophie Mutter has sold over 10 million albums.

Renowned for her technical facility and limitless range of expressive colours, Mutter is the undisputed “Queen of the Violin” (Times of London) - a musical legend of our time.

It is no exaggeration to call this recording an historic venture: in June, Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose deep and lasting artistic relationship was forged in the 1970s, came together at the Berlin Philharmonie, to make their first studio album in almost 30 years.

Here, she records Dvořák’s Violin Concerto – the last of the great Romantic violin concertos not yet in her discography.

Anne-Sophie Mutter has chosen to pair Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with his fiery Mazurka Op. 49, and the Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op. 11. The album also includes Dvořák’s irresistible Humoresque, presented in its popular arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler.

All works on this recording exemplify the vivid colour, touching melancholy and folkloric tunefulness that are trademarks of Dvořák’s style.

“Mutter's playing is never less than dazzling...Her approach is often highly interventionist...In the slow movement there is magical ornamental playing, but at times rather exaggerated portamento.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ***

“With a sound like molten chocolate and a romantic temperament to match, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is in her element here...The Berlin Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck tempers the sweetness with playing that is rich, intense, but also edgy where needed.” New York Times, 11th December 2013

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Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Deluxe edition)

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Deluxe edition)


Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler

with Ayami Ikeba (piano)


CD/DVD

In a stunning recording career of over 35 years, Anne-Sophie Mutter has sold over 10 million albums.

Renowned for her technical facility and limitless range of expressive colours, Mutter is the undisputed “Queen of the Violin” (Times of London) - a musical legend of our time.

It is no exaggeration to call this recording an historic venture: in June, Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose deep and lasting artistic relationship was forged in the 1970s, came together at the Berlin Philharmonie, to make their first studio album in almost 30 years.

Here, she records Dvořák’s Violin Concerto – the last of the great Romantic violin concertos not yet in her discography.

Anne-Sophie Mutter has chosen to pair Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with his fiery Mazurka Op. 49, and the Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op. 11. The album also includes Dvořák’s irresistible Humoresque, presented in its popular arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler.

All works on this recording exemplify the vivid colour, touching melancholy and folkloric tunefulness that are trademarks of Dvořák’s style.

Bonus DVD 51 minutes long containing: Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 and Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra Op.11 from the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall (Recorded February 2012)

“Mutter's playing is never less than dazzling...Her approach is often highly interventionist...In the slow movement there is magical ornamental playing, but at times rather exaggerated portamento.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ***

“With a sound like molten chocolate and a romantic temperament to match, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is in her element here...The Berlin Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck tempers the sweetness with playing that is rich, intense, but also edgy where needed.” New York Times, 11th December 2013

DG - 4791984

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Bruch & Dvorak: Violin Concertos

Bruch & Dvorak: Violin Concertos


Bruch:

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

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53


Joined by the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra and David Zinman, Fischer pairs the ever-popular Bruch concerto with Dvorák's undeservedly neglected but perennially fresh masterpiece - a rather more logical twinning than the ubiquitous Mendelssohn.

A former Artist of the Year at the 2007 Gramophone Awards, and 'Instrumentalist of the Year' at the 2009 MIDEM Classical Awards, Fischer signed to Decca Classics shortly afterwards and this is her fifth release for the label.

Reviewing Julia Fischer’s performance of the Dvorák Concerto in London, The Guardian wrote, “Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, a romantic showpiece too often passed over in favour of Bruch and Mendelssohn, has a piquant slow movement to compete with either. Fischer made sure we heard every note, handing us each bar with absolute technical assurance and in a lustrous, seamless tone.”

“a very attractive coupling. The much-recorded Bruch receives a passionate and strongly compelling performance, with Julia Fischer delivering a dazzlingly brilliant and technically flawless account of the solo part.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013 ****

“a spirited, buoyant performance [of the Dvorak] that for much of the work's duration wears an irresistable smile.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2013

“Zinman takes full advantage of Dvorák’s command and exploitation of orchestral texture and instrumental colour...Ubiquitous the [Bruch] concerto might be, but here Fischer asserts all the freshness and intensity that are hallmarks of her stylish playing...The finale’s rhythmic drive and rapture cap a performance, and a disc, of striking presence and allure.” The Telegraph, 15th March 2013 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2013

Decca - 4783544

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Brahms & Dvorak: Violin Concertos

Brahms & Dvorak: Violin Concertos


Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim


“This strikes me as being an exceptionally fine performance, drawing one deeper into the music at each new hearing. Perlman and Giulini have given us an account of the Concerto which will, I am sure, gratify and move many Brahmsians.” Gramophone Magazine

“Perlman is on staggering form here: right from his very first entry it's clear that this is going to be a performance full of grit and vigour (with a mightily impressive first-movement cadenza), and yet the end of the slow movement is meltingly tender. There's fantastic support from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Carlo Maria Giulini, too, with just the right amount of swagger in the last movement.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, November 2014

EMI Masters - 6787062

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Brahms & Dvorák: Violin Concertos

Brahms & Dvorák: Violin Concertos


Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53


David Oistrakh (violin)

USSR Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Kyrill Kondrashin

Regis - RRC1349

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Ruggiero Ricci - Romantic Violin Concertos

Ruggiero Ricci - Romantic Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Bruch:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet


A double-CD of Romantic Violin Concertos celebrating the art of Ruggiero Ricci, this set includes the first international release on CD of the Ricci/Boult 1952 recording of the Beethoven. Boult characterised it as ‘perhaps the most thoughtful concerto, the one which needs for the violinist to be a great man as well as a great player’. Indeed it is a thoughtful and poised reading from both soloist and conductor, coupled with classic accounts of the Mendelssohn, Bruch and Dvorak. The booklet notes by Tully Potter include a biography of Ricci and (sometimes wry!) comments by the violinist himself on the recordings.

[Beethoven] “I do not think we are likely to get a better recording for a long while” Gramophone

[Bruch] "Ricci gives very good performances indeed of both concertos; caught out nowhere, even on the margin of intonation, by their technical demands in the outer movements, he manages also to communicate both poetry and impulse to the slow movements." Gramophone

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4802080

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Dvorák & Szymanowski - Violin Concertos

Dvorák & Szymanowski - Violin Concertos


Dvorak:

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35


Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Marek Janowski

This is Steinbecher’s debut on Pentatone. She is 27 and was taught by the same teacher as Julia Fischer. Her previous recordings for Orfeo have all got great reviews.

“Technically, she's supremely accomplished and refined…” The Guardian, 13th November 2009 ***

“From this recording one would imagine that hers is not a big tone but it is an opulent one, cushioned by ample if well controlled vibrato. That opulence makes her playing of the heartfelt melody in the slow movement of Dvorák's Violin Concerto winningly rich. She is equally successful in bringing out the marked Slavonic flavours in the outer movements... treating the dance rhythms of the finale with sparkling lightness. ...Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto... is a difficult work for soloist and conductor to hold together with its sharp contrasts of mood and tempo, but the alliance of Steinbacher and Janowski achieves that with total conviction. ...a performance that carries total conviction.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2010

“…in a haunting performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 the solo part seems to float in over a lush orchestra. Steinbacher's tone is sweet, her playing poised - in satisfying contrast to the muscular contribution of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Marek Janowski. ...Dvorák's Romance in F minor, which calls for (and receives) flowing, song-like lines. ...same composer's Violin Concerto...was written in the wake of the Slavonic Dances, something that show especially in the dance-infused finale... This is a performance in which the soloist sounds as if she is leading the dance, and everyone is rhythmically buoyant in the heady climax of an enjoyable and vividly recorded disc.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2010 ****

“Steinbacher makes a powerful case for Szymanowski's First Concerto as a minor masterpiece” Classic FM Magazine, August 2011 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2010

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Recommended - May 2013

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Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, etc.

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

The Prague Philharmonia, Jirí Belohlávek

Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65 (B130)

with Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)


Of all the famous and fruitful musical friendships, that between Brahms and Dvorák was one of the most felicitous. Right from their first meeting in 1878, Dvorák allowed himself to be won over by the rigorous model promoted by Brahms; his style gained in clarity, and his output over the next few years was in thrall to the musical heritage of the older composer. The Violin Concerto and the Third Piano Trio certainly belong to this period ‘under the influence’ - but how successfully that influence is integrated!

“Faust's exultant solo playing, magnificently matched by the orchestra, is hugely infectious; in short, a performance to treasure and one very close to the head of the field.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2004

“In the past two years appealing new recordings have been issued, although the most recent, with Isabelle Faust in a magnificent ensemble performance with Jirí Belohlávek and the Prague Philharmonia, is far the best” Gramophone Magazine

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First Choice - April 2006

Harmonia Mundi - HMC901833

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$16.00

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Dvorak Complete Concertos

Dvorak Complete Concertos


Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 94, B. 181

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33


Jan Palenicek (cello), Jana Novakova (violin), Jitka Cechova (piano)

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc, Stanislav Vavrinek

Cube Bohemia - CBCD2426

(CD - 2 discs)

$25.00

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Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Standard edition)

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Standard edition)


Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck

Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89) Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck Romance in F minor, Op. 11 Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7 arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler with Ayami Ikeba (piano)

with Ayami Ikeba (piano)


A perfect partnership: Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker join forces for Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and other works.

“Mutter truly "speaks" through her instrument, and what she says sheds an entirely new light on Dvořák, and repays the closest attention ...” David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Newly presented in luxurious 180 g heavyweight vinyl pressings.

Includes a voucher with a unique code to download the digital audio files (MP3) of the full album for free.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DG - 4793608

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