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Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77; Bartok: Rhapsodies for violin & piano nos 1 & 2 / Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Péter Nagy, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87
>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 89
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Guardian, 31st October 2013
It demonstrates not only the wonderful poise and instinctive elegance of Kavakos's playing...but also the transparency that is such a characteristic of Chailly's Brahms with this orchestra...It's a long time since there was a new version of this concerto as good as this.

Sunday Times, 10th November 2013
It is not so much tempo as transparency of texture that marks this account of the concerto as special. As in the symphonies, Chailly encourages an almost limpid, chamber-music-like approach from his outstanding players...Kavakos lets his hair down in the showy finale.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013
The Brahms Violin Concerto has been recorded so often that exceptional performances should not be as rare as they are. But this is one of them...Chailly calibrates an ideal balance. Kavakos's violin tone is super-refined and elegant.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2013
This is indeed a splendid recording of the Concerto. The Gewandhaus Orchestra sound bright and resplendent in the great D major tuttis...with Chailly ensuring perfect balance. Leonidas Kavakos, too, alongside his customary ringing tone and clear, polished delivery, gives evident care and thought to the shaping of each phrase.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (03/14/2013-03/16/2013); Teldex Studios, Berlin (03/14/2013-03/16/2013); Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (05/06/2013-05/11/2013); Teldex Studios, Berlin (05/06/2013-05/11/2013).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
  • Performer: Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Gewandhausorchester
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (05/06/2013-05/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87
  • Performers: Péter Nagy (Piano); Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studios, Berlin (03/14/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 89
  • Performers: Péter Nagy (Piano); Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studios, Berlin (03/14/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1
  • Performers: Péter Nagy (Piano); Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studios, Berlin (03/14/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1879