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Pierre Rode: Violin Concertos No 3, 4 & 6 / Friedemann Eichhorn, violin

> Violin Concerto No. 3 in G minor - I. Allegro moderato
> Violin Concerto No. 3 in G minor - II. Adagio
> Violin Concerto No. 3 in G minor - III. Polonaise
> Violin Concerto No. 4 in A major, Op. 18 - I. Allegro giusto
> Violin Concerto No. 4 in A major, Op. 18 - II. Adagio
> Violin Concerto No. 4 in A major, Op. 18 - III. Rondo
> Violin Concerto No. 6 in B major - I. Maestoso
> Violin Concerto No. 6 in B major - II. Adagio
> Violin Concerto No. 6 in B major - III. Allegretto

Album Summary

>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G minor, Op. 5
>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 4 in A major, Op. 6
>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 6 in B flat major, Op. 8
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Pierre Rode was one of the giants of the violin world. He was a performer of superb technique - he premièred Beethoven's last Violin Sonata in Vienna - and wrote a large amount of music for his instrument, most prominently 13 concertos. They exhibit the highest qualities of the French School; grace, lyricism, fleetness and fluency. The Third is grandiose and brilliant, the Fourth is tauter and gloriously agile, whilst the Sixth is one of his greatest, most famous and complete statements in the concerto form. The first release in this series, (Concertos Nos. 7, 10 and 13 / 8.570469), earned Friedemann Eichhorn the highest plaudits: "sweetness of phrasing ... with the delicacy of a caress - while skirting the technical minefields as if they didn't exist." (Fanfare).

Fanfare
If these concertos make their strongest appeal to violinists and aficionados and historians of the instrument, they could still open the ears of many listeners as well to the melodious appeal of the violin before Paganini. In these headlong performances, sympathetically supported by Pasquet and the orchestra. On the soloist, they may, as suggested, reach a larger audience as well. Strongly recommended, therefore, across the board.

MusicWeb International
These three concertos, all first recordings, are minor masterpieces of their time and place. Though highly taxing for the soloist - even if Friedemann Eichhorn does not let it show - they are hugely entertaining and satisfying for the listener. The beautiful Violin Concerto in B flat, for example, is rightly considered one of Rode's jewels, and its dancing rhythms, joie-de-vivre and endlessly lyrical solo lines are typical of Rode's writing. His slow movements, always adagio, are stunning, Mozartean cantilenas. There is none of the exhibitionism that Paganini liked to indulge in - Rode's musicianship is as aesthetic as his gift for melody is boundless, with double-stopping and fancy harmonics eschewed in favour of high-speed and often filigree passage-work, musical expression always to the fore.

American Record Guide
No. 3 in G minor commences in grandiose fashion... suggesting Paganini... soaring to the heights in Eichhorn's impassioned hands... .committed support of the Jena players, who clearly relish the purely orchestral passages... Rode closes out with a scintillating Polonaise that fairly dances with joy as it bounces off Eichhorn's nimble bow.

MusicWeb International
Adding to the pleasure of the disc is the solo playing of Friedemann Eichhorn, as polished and pleasing as the music; he really has the feel of this era's style. Even better, he's written his own highly accomplished cadenzas for each concerto, very good in the first two concertos and then in No. 6 providing quite possibly the highlight of the whole disc: Eichhorn has brought in one of the variations from Bach's Chaconne in D minor and incorporated into the heart of the solo, and the result is a really well-written synthesis of the original Bach and the Rode themes which never feels like a stylistic clash. We're fortunate to have such a thoughtful performer engaging so closely with the composer and his style, and the Jena Philharmonic under Nicolás Pasquet provide admirable support.

Deutschlandradio Kultur
Famous pieces of the concert repertoire, performed by famous artists as well prepare, listening. Unknown, however awaken curiosity, how they present by Pierre Rode three violin concertos. What can sometimes miss his art of composition, consistent and musical themes working draft reflects the fact the art of French violin and his time in 18./19.Jahrhundert more evident again in their development, he was involved. To discover, and there are more than enough.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Volkshaus, Jena, Germany (05/25/2009-05/29/2009).



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>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G minor, Op. 5
  • Performer: Friedemann Eichhorn (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Pasquet
  • Ensemble: Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Volkshaus, Jena, Germany (05/25/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 4 in A major, Op. 6
  • Performer: Friedemann Eichhorn (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Pasquet
  • Notes: Volkshaus, Jena, Germany (05/25/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 6 in B flat major, Op. 8
  • Performer: Friedemann Eichhorn (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Pasquet
  • Notes: Volkshaus, Jena, Germany (05/25/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto