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Great Concertos - Great Artists Vol I - The Violin

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release features some of the greatest and most popular, tuneful concertos played by some of the greatest twentieth century artists. Selections capture the essence of the violin concerto, in completely re-furbished transfers. Some of the twentieth century's greatest violinsts are featured on this release and include Erica Morini, Nathan Milstein, Aldredo Campli, Albert Sammons, Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh, and Ruggiero Ricci.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" :: Rondo (Tempo di menuetto)
  • Performer: Erica Morini (Violin)
  • Conductor: Pablo Casals
  • Ensemble: Perpignan Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: Allegro molto appassionato
  • Performer: Nathan Milstein (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Alfredo Campoli (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Goehr
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: Prelude - Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Nathan Milstein (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 :: Allegro
  • Performer: Albert Sammons (Violin)
  • Conductor: Henry Wood
  • Notes: Composition written: 1909-10.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46 :: Andante sostenuot
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: William Steinberg
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: Scotland.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: Andante sostenuto
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gauk
  • Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1940

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
  • Performer: Malcolm Sargent (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gauk
  • Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878