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

DG - 4791060

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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)

“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

“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 ***

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.”

“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 ****

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

“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 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2013

Decca - 4783544

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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

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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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Jack Liebeck plays Dvorak

Jack Liebeck plays Dvorak


Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Garry Walker

Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57 (B 106)

Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Sonatina for violin and piano in G major, Op. 100

Katya Apekisheva (piano)


Jack Liebeck (violin)

Sony is pleased to announce the first of three albums by British violinist Jack Liebeck, who has recently signed an exclusive recording contract with us.

The first recording under this exciting new agreement features works by Dvorák, namely the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53; Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57 and Violin Sonatina in G, Op. 100, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Garry Walker with pianist Katya Apekisheva.

Born in 1980 in London, Jack Liebeck studied at the Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Since making his concerto debut with the Hallé Orchestra, he has performed with many orchestras of international repute including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, English Chamber and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, under the baton of renowned conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Sir Neville Marriner, Sakari Oramo, Libor Pesek, Jukka Pekka Saraste and Leonard Slatkin.

Jack Liebeck is a committed chamber musician and in 2002 made his acclaimed London recital debut to a sold-out Wigmore Hall. He is also the leader of the Fibonacci Sequence chamber ensemble and Artistic Director of the Oxford May Music Festival. Collaborations have included performances with Bengt Forsberg, Lynn Harrell, Angela Hewitt, Christopher Maltman, Joan Rodgers and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Recent performances include the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony under Douglas Boyd and the Lindberg Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras; and acclaimed recitals in London’s Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls.

“…The name is …Liebeck. And those who know a thing or two about the violin know to be there… when the bow touches the strings… the electricity really sparks” The Times

“…a remarkably fine performance of the slow movement, with exquisite playing from the horns and woodwind in particular, and a robust and appealing reading of the finale. The accompanying works comprise the rarely performed F major Sonata and the extremely familiar G major Sonatina. Liebeck, splendidly partnered by Katya Apekisheva, gives an excellent account of the former... and an open-hearted, buoyant reading of the latter.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2009 ****

“Masterful and delicately coloured performances from Jack Liebeck” Gramophone Magazine, November 2009

“Liebeck's tone, dark yet sweet, is ideal in this music, and the prowess and finesse of his playing are never in doubt.” The Guardian, 24th July 2009 ****

“He shines most with the pianist Katya Apekisheva in Dvorák’s Violin Sonata, winningly dispatched with plenty of depth and colour... Sweetness of tone and a prancing gait enliven the Violin Concerto.” The Times, 30th May 2009 ***

Sony - 88697499632

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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

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Harmonia Mundi - HMC901833

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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

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

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Edith Peinemann (violin)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Maag

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

English Chamber Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik


Two of Dvorak's sunniest inspirations on CD together. The rare recording of the Violin Concerto with German violinist Edith Peinemann is once more made available, and Kubelik's recording of the Serenade was always one of the most highly recommended.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4767405

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