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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Hungarian Dances / Scottish CO, Swensen

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The beguiling lyrical melodies of the Violin Concerto belie its formidable technical demands; Swensen proves the master of Brahms' frequent use of multiple stopping, broken chords, rapid scale passages and shifting rhythms. Playing a 1715 Stradivarius Swensen showcases honeyed tone colors with effortless bravura executing Joachim's dazzling Cadenza with aplomb.

Swensen's authoritative command produces well-characterized and energetic performances in the selection of Hungarian Dances orchestrated by Dvorak, Schmeling and Brahms himself, among others. Guided by Swensen the SCO give dynamic, technically assured and intimate readings overflowing with the subtle touches and flourishes.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
The 21 Hungarian Dances were originally for piano duet. He did only three, and the remainder were done by Gal, Hallen, Dvorak, and Schmeling. The performances here are fast and exciting; they often sound like virtuoso works for orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 1 in G minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 8 in A minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 19 in B minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 2 in D minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 18 in D major
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 9 in E minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 21 in E minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 20 in E minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 3 in F major
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 6 in D major
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 7 in A major
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 10 in F major
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 17 in F sharp minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 :: no 5 in G minor
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (07/07/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic