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Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concerti /Francescatti, Oistrakh

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
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2 great violin concerti performances
Beethoven's Violin Concerto of 1806 is an intensely lyrical and intimate work. And that's how the superb violinist Zino Francescatti plays it with richly rewarding support by the venerable Bruno Walter, one of the 20th Century's great conductors. It is hard to believe this is a 1961(!)stereo recording.The sound is amazingly clear and full-bodied. All in all, a classic performance/recording. Paired with the Beethoven is another classic performance of the Sibelius Violin concerto. David Oistrakh, one of the truly great violinists of the past century, is at his romantic best here backed by the wonderful Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. This performance dates from 1959, but the recording is so good, one would be justified in thinking it was recorded just yesterday.
Submitted on 06/26/11 by R. D. Ballenger 
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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
  • Performer: Zino Francescatti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA (01/23/1961/01/26/1961)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 30 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904