Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

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Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos

Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos


Karlowicz:

Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61


This SACD recording brings together some of Chandos’ greatest artists in a spellbinding programme.

It follows performances that The Guardian described as ‘a thrilling show of ferocity and feistiness’, given by the same forces in January at the Barbican. After widely acclaimed recordings of Walton’s and Lutosławski’s violin concertos, Tasmin Little again joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, in intensely expressive interpretations of the concertos by the Polish composers Karłowicz and Szymanowski.

All were written within the space of a generation (1902, 1916, and 1933), and yet they belong to quite different worlds. One was composed at a time of national occupation, another in the throes of wartime, and yet another at a time of national renewal. The first inhabits the lyrical tradition developed by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, the second escapes towards Debussy and the exoticism of Mediterranean influences, while the third is imbued with the folk culture of the Tatra Mountains.

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Sibelius & Szymanowski: Violin Concertos

Sibelius & Szymanowski: Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Recordings first published in 1962

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Goossens

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Recordings first published in 1962

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Goossens

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Recordings first published in 1961

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Recorded on 20th September 1960

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling


Vintage performances of two of the greatest 20th century violin concertos. David Oistrakh collaborates with Eugene Ormandy and Kurt Sanderling. His performances of the two Beethoven Romances with Eugene Goossens conducting are also included.

“Age cannot wither Oistrakh's passionate Sibelius, or his Szymanowski, though the latter needs clearer orchestral sound.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2014 ****

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Szymanowski: Song of the Night

Szymanowski: Song of the Night


Szymanowski:

Symphony No. 3 'The Song of the Night', Op. 27

Steve Davislim (tenor), Volkhard Steude (violin)

Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


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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 ****

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Fantasia: Rautavaara, Szymanowski & Ravel

Fantasia: Rautavaara, Szymanowski & Ravel


Rautavaara:

Fantasia

Ravel:

Tzigane

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35


Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s most in-demand classical performers. Beloved by audiences around the world, with a reputation for groundbreaking recital programs and important commissions, Fantasia marks her 35th studio album and is one of her most important projects to date.

Meyers has been Billboard’s Top Selling Classical Instrumentalist of the year and has had numerous albums reach the Number 1 spot on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. Her latest album captures the rare combination of incredible virtuosity and poetic color with iconic works by Ravel, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s last major work, written for Meyers, and Karol Szymanowski’s sensuous Violin Concerto No. 1.

The title track, Fantasia is legendary Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s premiere posthumous recording and last major work for violin and orchestra. Ms. Meyers traveled to Finland and worked with the composer on it shortly before he died. Karol Szymanowski’s sensuous Violin Concerto No. 1, dedicated to Polish virtuoso violinist, Paul Kochanski, is a dazzling display of exotic melodies, and Ravel’s iconic Tzigane is a virtuoso showpiece that conjures Hungarian gypsy music, and premiered almost a century ago.

“Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari.” – The Denver Post

“Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most adventurous soloists on the international scene today.” – Chicago Classical

“Playing that flows from the heart” – The New York Times

“Vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance.” - Los Angeles Times

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MYTH: Szymanowski & Stravinsky

MYTH: Szymanowski & Stravinsky


Stravinsky:

Chanson Russe

The Firebird

transcription for violin and piano

Berceuse

Scherzo from The Firebird

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Roxana's Song from the opera 'King Roger', for violin & piano

Mythes, Op. 30

Nocturne & Tarantella, Op. 28


Rosanne Philippens (violin)

NJO, Xian Zhang

What a surprise it was when my friend the pianist Julien Quentin introduced me to the music of Szymanowski several years ago. A world full of myths opened up, a landscape with fast streaming rivers where frightened nymphs timidly glanced back at lascivious satyrs with goat hooves. And full of colourful stories about the shepherd’s boy seduced by a princess, and the firebird hiding in the bushes.

In the three myths I recognised Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I managed to track down the poems of Szymanowski’s countryman Tadeusz Micinski, which inspired him. In pursuit of the composer’s roots, I visited his villa Atma, where I heard the wonderful music of the mountains of Zakopane, which had moved him as well. And so ‘Myth’ came into being, an issue imbued with the Polish soul, and including, from further afield, some Russian myths as well." (Rosanne Philippens)

“a significant talent whose varied tonal palette especially suits Szymanowski's music...Philippens connects wellwith Szymanowski's sensual muse.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2015

“Philippens has a muscular, joined-up sound, which expands excitingly and can then recede smoothly in a moment...her pianist is Julien Quentin, who is just as athletic and responsive.” The Guardian, 10th July 2015 ****

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Ju-Young Baek plays Penderecki and Szymanowski

Ju-Young Baek plays Penderecki and Szymanowski


Penderecki:

Violin Concerto No. 2 'Metamorphosen'

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35


Ju-Young Baek (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Grzegorz Nowak

Baek, who has been hailed as the “next Goddess of Violin”,recently performed Violin Concerto No.2 under the directionof composter Krzysztof Penderecki.

Grzegorz Nowak is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’sPrincipal Associate Conductor and worked closely with Ju-Young Baek both in the recording of this CD and in live performance at Cadogan Hall.

This is celebrated violinist Ju-Young Baek’s first recordingwith the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Grzegorz Nowak.

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Szymanowski: Violin Concertos 1 and 2 & Myths Op. 30

Szymanowski: Violin Concertos 1 and 2 & Myths Op. 30


Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Baiba Skride (violin)

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61

Baiba Skride (violin)

Mythes, Op. 30

Lauma Skride (piano)


Baiba Skride is almost unparalleled in her virtuosic, idiomatic mastery of the standard repertoire but that is not all, for her concert calendar and discography also repeatedly feature works by lesser-known composers. In September 2013 she played Karol Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto at the Proms in London; she also recorded the Second Violin Concerto in the studio, along with the duo cycle 'Myths' with Lauma Skride at the piano.

“The tone of Skride's performance is set even before she makes her first appearance, as Vasily Petrenko launches the glinting, nocturnal introduction...When the violinist does enter, the crisply-etched profile of her playing ensures that the performance never lingers, nor is it allowed to be purely decorative. It brings a totally fresh perspective to the work.” The Guardian, 28th August 2014 ****

“Petrenko and Skride are completely as one in defining the tone of both concertos...Skride’s range of timbre, like the astute blend and highlighting of colours that Petrenko draws from the Oslo Philharmonic, is an equally captivating feature of this magnetic performance [of the Second].” The Telegraph, 15th September 2014 *****

“Skride has a vast range of colours in her violin tone and Petrenko provides very detailed accompaniment...For an all-Szymanowski programme, this current one will be hard to equal. Indeed, the artists have set a new standard for the violin concertos...I have reviewed many superb recordings this year, but none finer than this one.” MusicWeb International, 7th November 2014

“Skride easily holds her own in illustrious company, her tone silvery bright, her responses to Vasily Petrenko's alert (but never spiky) accompaniment quick off the mark. The lyrical aspects of the work - and there are many - are conveyed with a winning sense of poetry.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“The First Concerto's opening here is vigorous and cleanly etched, with detailed recording...Skride's performance...is full of tonal variety, and fearless in the often vertiginous tessitura. She and Vasily Petrenko don't short-change the more dynamic sections though...[in Mythes] the partnership with her sister is a joy.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014 *****

“[Skride] has control of even the most hair-raising passagework…more impressive still, though, is Skride’s ability to encompass the work’s constantly shifting tones of voice, without ever losing her sense of balance, and without ever letting her tone falter. The music’s calls for portamentos are dextrously handled, and she maintains an enviable tonal purity.” International Record Review, January 2015

BBC Music Magazine

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The David Oistrakh Edition

The David Oistrakh Edition


Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Igor Oistrakh (violin)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Franz Konwitschny

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

French National Radio Orchestra, Andre Cluytens

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Goossens

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Goossens

Glazunov:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

National Philhamonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin

Kabalevsky:

Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48

USSR National Orchestra

Khachaturian:

Violin Concerto in D minor

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mozart:

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Philharmonia Orchestra, Andre Cluytens

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

London Symphony Orchestra, Lovro von Matacic

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera

Shostakovich:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Leningrad Philhamonic Orchestra, Evgeny Mravinsky

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

Taneyev, S:

Suite de Concert Op. 28

Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicolai Malko

Vivaldi:

Concerto, Op. 3 No. 8 'Con due Violini obligati', RV 522

Isaac Stern (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Isaac Stern


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Grzegorz Fitelberg conducts Szymanowski

Grzegorz Fitelberg conducts Szymanowski


Rimsky Korsakov:

The Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57

Recorded 15.04.46, Wembley Town Hall, Middlesex

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Recorded 22.09.48, Abbey Road Studio no.1

Eugenia Umińska (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 'Polish'

Recorded 9-10.04.46, Kingsway Hall, London

London Philharmonic Orchestra


Grzegorz Fitelberg

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