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Romantic Violin Concerto Vol. 12: Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Greeting to America / Chloe Hanslip, violin

Album Summary

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in E major, Op. 10
>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 19
>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Greeting to America, fantasy for violin & piano in E major, Op. 56 (Op. posth. 10)
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With this new volume in their ongoing Romantic Violin Concerto series, Hyperion proudly announces a new collaboration with the brilliant young British violinist Chloë Hanslip, the former child prodigy famously signed to Warner Classics at the age of just fourteen. Here, she lends her now-mature talents to the second release in Hyperion's overview of Vieuxtemps' Violin Concertos. Henry Vieuxtemps (1820 - 1881) was a French violin virtuoso who, after the death of Paganini, was widely considered to be the best violinist in Europe. Besides being a brilliant player, he was a remarkably fine composer, as demonstrated in these, his first two concertos. Alongside the memorable violin fireworks, Vieuxtemps here shows a well-argued musical sensibility that straddles both the Classical and Romantic eras as well as the ability to write gorgeous, almost operatic slow movements in the best bel-canto tradition.

Gramophone Magazine
Rhythmically taut, meticulously executed performances...few will be able to resist Hanslip's deliciously coquettish handling of the rondo movements of both concertos.

BBC Music Magazine
At 40 minutes, the First Concerto has its longeurs...But it's beautifully shaped by Martyn Brabbins, with a warm resonant sound to the recording, and Chloe Hanslip's entry doesn't disappoint. There's a lovely depth to her tone in the dolce first theme, and the acrobatics which Vieuxtemps puts her through...are meaningfully phrased with a variety of tone and dynamics.

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2012
Hanslip's recordings of the concertos and the occasional piece, in clear and balanced recorded sound, may lack very little and should appeal to those beginning a collection of Vieuxtemps's works. . . Recommended.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: DeSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium (07/06/2011-07/08/2011).



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>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in E major, Op. 10
  • Performer: Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
  • Notes: DeSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium (07/06/2011-07/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1840

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 19
  • Performer: Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
  • Notes: DeSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium (07/06/2011-07/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1836

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Greeting to America, fantasy for violin & piano in E major, Op. 56 (Op. posth. 10)
  • Performer: Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
  • Notes: DeSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium (07/06/2011-07/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844