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Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3; Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Jukian Rachlin, violin

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Both Camille Saint-Saens and Henri Wieniawski are (unjustifiably) undervalued composers outside the concert halls of their own respective nations. Both concertos presented here are now firmly established in the range of most popular virtuosic pieces for violin and orchestra. Violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin recorded these concerti at the tender age of 16. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is led by the esteemed conductor Zubin Mehta, whose intimate connection to this orchestra goes back decades.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
This was the first recording Rachlin made for Sony back in 1991 when he was 16 and Zubin Mehta had an interest in promoting young talent. This is also a rare recording from Tel Aviv's Mann Hall, where Sony's engineers manage to give the orchestra a full rich sound. Mehta gives Rachlin good support and brings out plenty of details. Balance between soloist and orchestra is excellent. For the Saint-Saens I recommend Ulf Hoelscher on EMI - in fact, their double album with the composer's complete works for violin and orchestra is marvelous.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Frederik Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel (11/05/1991).



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>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Julian Rachlin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 28 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Julian Rachlin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 16 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1870