Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferruccio Busoni - Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata No. 2 (Frank Peter Zimmermann)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: II. Quasi andante
  3. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: III. Allegro impetuoso
  4. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: I. Langsam
  5. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIa. Presto, attacca
  6. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIb. Andante, piuttosto grave
  7. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIa. Andante con moto
  8. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIb. Poco più andante
  9. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIc. Alla marcia, vivace
  10. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIId. Lo stesso movimento
  11. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIe. Andante
  12. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIf. Tranquillo assai
  13. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIg. Allegro deciso, un poco maestoso - Più lento

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
Enrico Pace, piano (4-13)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
John Storgårds, conductor (1-3)

Date: 2003 (1-3), 2004
Label: Sony Classical


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Ferruccio Busoni - Piano Concerto (Garrick Ohlsson)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): I. Prologo e Introito (Allegro, dolce e solenne)
  2. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): II. Pezzo giocoso (Vivacemente, ma senza fretta)
  3. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): III. Pezzo serioso (Introductio: Andante sostenuto - Prima pars: Andante, quasi adagio - Altera pars: Sommessamente - Ultima pars: a tempo)
  4. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): IV. All'Italiana. Tarantella (Vivace; In un tempo)
  5. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): V. Cantico (Largamente, piu moderato)

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Cleveland Orchestra & Men's Chorus
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

Date: 1989
Label: Telarc


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Review

Reference Recording: Busoni’s Monumental Piano Concerto

Busoni's fascinating, mammoth Piano Concerto no longer can claim to be the rarity it once was, when just about the only version available was John Odgon's not-really-as-great-as-its-reputation-would-lead-us-to-believe recording for EMI. For the performance that really is great, look no further. Dohnányi and Ohlssen play the spots off the work, rugged and impassioned in the opening two movements, thoughtfully intense in the long central Pezzo serioso, scintillating in the All'Italiana, and refreshingly cogent and truly "moderato" in a finale that never drags or sounds anti-climactic. This is, in fact, an ideal sort of piece for Dohnányi, and a perfect partnership, one in which the conductor can maintain the thread of symphonic argument and concentrate on securing superior results from the Cleveland Orchestra while leaving the more impassioned and Romantically self-indulgent moments to Ohlssen. The recording, also one of Telarc's best from this source, still betters the competition. At mid-price, here's an easy first choice for this wonderful work.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday

More reviews:
http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/busoni-piano-concerto-1
http://www.amazon.com/Busoni-Piano-Concerto-Ferruccio/dp/B0000266O4

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Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher. Busoni was an outstanding (if sometimes controversial) pianist from an early age. He began composing in his early years in a late romantic style, and later developed a more individual style, often with elements of atonality. Busoni's impact on music was perhaps more through those who studied piano and composition with him, and through his writings on music, than through his compositions themselves, of whose style there are no direct successors.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferruccio_Busoni

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Garrick Ohlsson (born April 3, 1948 in New York) is an American classical pianist. Ohlsson was the first American to win first prize in the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition, in 1970. Ohlsson is an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with the Cleveland, Emerson, Takács and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles. Ohlsson possesses an unusually vast repertoire that ranges over some eighty concertos. He is also known for his exceptional keyboard stretch (a 12th in the left hand and an 11th in the right).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrick_Ohlsson

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Lustspiel-Overture, Op. 38
  2. Indianische Fantasie, for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 44
  3. Gesang vom Reigen der Geister, Op. 47 (Indianisches Tagebuch, Book II) (Elegie No. 4)
  4. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: I. Spukhaftes Stück
  5. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: II. Lyrisches Stück
  6. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: III. Mystisches Stück
  7. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: IV. Hebräisches Stück
  8. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: V. Heiteres Stück

Nelson Goerner, piano (2)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN 10302

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Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: I. Prelude
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: II.  War Dance
  3. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: III. Funeral Monument
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: IV. Assault
  5. Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (A man's cradle-song at his mother's bier)
  6. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: I. Allegretto sostenuto - Tranquillo - Un poco animato
  7. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: II. Andantino - Adagio -
  8. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: III. Allegro sostenuto - Un poco meno sostenuto -
  9. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: IV. Allegro - Tempo di minuetto, sostenuto e pomposo
  10. Sarabande and Cortège, Op. 51: I. Sarabande
  11. Sarabande and Cortège, Op. 51: II. Cortège. In the style of a polonaise
  12. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: Introduction. Andante - Tempo di valse sostenuto -
  13. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: I. [ ] -
  14. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: II. Piu vivo -
  15. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: III. Tempo I -
  16. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: IV. [ ] - Tempo I, tranquillo - Tempo deciso - Presto  - Più mosso

John Bradbury, clarinet (6-9)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 2001
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN 9920

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Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works (Gerd Albrecht)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Verzweiflung und Ergebung (Despair and Resignation), BV 248a (addendum to "Turandot Suite")
  2. Nocturne symphonique, Op. 43, BV 262
  3. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: I. Rondo arlecchinesco
  4. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: II. Processione e danza
  5. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: III. Finale
  6. Divertimento for flute & orchestra in B flat major, Op. 52, BV 285
  7. Sarabande & Cortège (2 studies for "Doktor Faust"), Op. 51, BV 282: Sarabande (Molto sostenuto e gravemente)
  8. Sarabande & Cortège (2 studies for "Doktor Faust"), Op. 51, BV 282: Cortège. In Carattere d'una Palacca
  9. Concertino for clarinet & small orchestra, Op. 48, BV 276
  10. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Introduktion
  11. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer I
  12. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer II
  13. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer III
  14. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer IV

Robert Wörle, tenor (3)
Jean-Claude Gérard, flute (6)
Ulf Rodenhäuser, clarinet (9)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Gerd Albrecht, conductor

Date: 1992
Label: Capriccio

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Ferruccio Busoni; Alfredo Casella; Giuseppe Martucci - Orchestral Works (Riccardo Muti)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni; Alfredo Casella; Giuseppe Martucci
  1. Casella - Paganiniana, Op. 65: I. Allegro agitato
  2. Casella - Paganiniana, Op. 65: II. Polacchetta.  Allegretto moderato
  3. Casella - Paganiniana, Op. 65: III. Romanza. Larghetto cantabile, amoroso
  4. Casella - Paganiniana, Op. 65: IV. Tarantella. Presto molto
  5. Martucci - Notturno, Op. 70 No. 1
  6. Martucci - Novelletta, Op. 82
  7. Martucci - Giga, Op. 61 No. 3
  8. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: I.  Die Hinrichtung, das Stadttor, der Abschied
  9. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: II.Truffaldino (Introduzione e marcia grotesca)
  10. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: III. Altoum. Marsch
  11. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: V. Das Frauengemach
  12. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: VII. Nächtlicher Walzer
  13. Busoni - Turandot Suite, Op. 41: VIII. In modo di marcia funebre e Finale alla Turca

Orchestra Filharmonia della Scala
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Date: 1993
Label: Sony Classical

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Ferdinand Hiller - Piano Works (Alexandra Oehler)


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Composer: Ferdinand Hiller
  • (01-03) Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 59
  • (04-05) 3 Ghasèles, Op. 54: Nos. 1& 2
  • (06-08) Piano Sonata No. 3 in G minor, Op. 78
  • (09-12) 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 130: Nos. 1-3 & 5
  • (13-15) Vermischte Klavierstücke, Op. 81: Nos. 1-3

Alexandra Oehler, piano
Date: 2012
Label: CPO
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/Ferdinand-Hiller-1811-1885-Klavierwerke/hnum/2858143


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Ferdinand Hiller - Piano Concertos (Howard Shelley)


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Composer: Ferdinand Hiller
  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 1. Allegro moderato
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 2. Adagio
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 3. Allegro moderato e con grazia
  4. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 1. Moderato, ma con energia e con fuoco
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 2. Andante espressivo
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 3. Allegro con fuoco
  7. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 1. Allegro con anima
  8. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 2. Andante quasi adagio
  9. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 3. Allegro con spirito

Howard Shelley, piano & conductor
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67655

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ferdinand David - Music for Violin & Piano (Stephan Schardt; Philipp Vogler)


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Composer: Ferdinand David
  • (01) Salon-Duett, on a song of Eduard Haase in D major, Op. 25
  • (02-05) Suite for violin solo, Op. 43
  • (06-17)12 Salon pieces for violin & piano, Op. 24
  • (18-20) 3 Impromptus in Valse form, Op. 40

Stephan Schardt, violin
Philipp Vogler, piano
Date: 2012
Label: MDG


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Ferdinand David - Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 (Hagai Shaham)


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Composer: Ferdinand David
  1. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 1. Allegro
  2. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 2. Adagio cantabile, non troppo lento -
  3. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 3. Allegretto grazioso
  4. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 1. Allegro serioso
  5. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 2. Adagio -
  6. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 3. Vivace
  7. Andante and Scherzo capriccioso, for violin & orchestra, Op. 16

Hagai Shaham, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Date: 2010
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67804

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Christian Lindberg - Romantic Trombone Concertos


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Composer: Ferdinand David; Launy Grøndahl; Gunnar de Frumerie; Alexandre Guilmant
  1. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): I. Allegro maestoso
  2. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): II. Andante marcia funebre
  3. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): III.Allegro maestoso
  4. Guilmant - Morceau symphonique, Op. 88 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg)
  5. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: I. Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
  6. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: II. Quasi una leggenda: Andante grave
  7. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: III. Finale. Maestoso
  8. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: I. Con moto moderato
  9. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: II. Andante
  10. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: III. Allegretto amabile

Christian Lindberg, trombone
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1987
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/lindberg-christian/romantic-trombone-concertos

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Trombone-Concertos-Christian-Lindberg/dp/B0000016DW

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Domenico Scarlatti - 18 Sonatas (Yevgeny Sudbin, 2016)


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Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
  1. Sonata in D minor, K 417, 'Fuga'
  2. Sonata in A major, K 208
  3. Sonata in C major, K 159
  4. Sonata in C minor, K 56
  5. Sonata in D minor, K 213
  6. Sonata in G major, K 125
  7. Sonata in G minor, K 373
  8. Sonata in D major, K 119
  9. Sonata in F minor, K 69
  10. Sonata in G major, K 425
  11. Sonata in D major, K 29
  12. Sonata in C minor, K 99
  13. Sonata in G minor, K 12
  14. Sonata in D major, K 479
  15. Sonata in D minor, K 9
  16. Sonata in F sharp major, K 318
  17. Sonata in D minor, K 141
  18. Sonata in D minor, K 32, 'Aria'

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2016
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/scarlatti-18-sonatas

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Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos (Yevgeny Sudbin)


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Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491: I. Allegro
  2. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491: II. [Larghetto]
  3. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491: III. [Allegretto]
  4. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio
  5. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: II. Largo
  6. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: III. Rondo. Allegro

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Date: 2013
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/sudbin-plays-beethoven-mozart-concertos

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (Yevgeny Sudbin)


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Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  1. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
  3. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: III. Rondo. Vivace
  4. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': I. Allegro
  5. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco moto -
  6. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': III. Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Date: 2010
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/sudbin-yevgeny/beethoven-piano-concertos-4-5

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Yevgeny Sudbin plays Medtner & Rachmaninov


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner; Sergei Rachmaninov
  1. Medtner - Prologue from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 1
  2. Medtner - Fairy Tale, Op. 51 No. 3
  3. Medtner - Sonata-Reminiscenza, , Op. 38 No. 1
  4. Medtner - Fairy Tale, Op. 20 No. 1
  5. Medtner - Fairy Tale, Op. 26 No. 1
  6. Medtner - Canzona matinata, Op. 39 No. 4
  7. Medtner - Sonata tragica, Op. 39 No. 5
  8. Rachmaninov - Prelude in D major, Op. 23 No. 4
  9. Rachmaninov - Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5
  10. Rachmaninov - Prelude in G major, Op. 32 No. 5
  11. Rachmaninov - Prelude in F minor, Op. 32 No. 6
  12. Rachmaninov - Prelude in G sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12
  13. Rachmaninov - Prelude in D flat major, Op. 32 No. 13

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2015
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/yevgeny-sudbin-plays-medtner-rachmaninov

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Yevgeny Sudbin plays Scriabin


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Composer: Alexander Scriabin
  1. Étude, Op. 8 No. 12
  2. Sonata No. 2 (Sonate-Fantaisie), Op. 19: I. Andante
  3. Sonata No. 2 (Sonate-Fantaisie), Op. 19: II. Presto
  4. Étude from Three Pieces, Op. 2
  5. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 3. Allegretto
  6. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 6. Scherzando
  7. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 1. Tempo giusto
  8. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 4. Moderato
  9. Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
  10. Nuances from Four Pieces, Op. 56
  11. Poème from Two Pieces, Op. 59
  12. Sonata No. 9, 'Messe noire', Op. 68
  13. Valse, Op. 38

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2007
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/sudbin-yevgeny/sudbin-plays-scriabin

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nikolai Medtner; Alexander Scriabin - Piano Concertos (Yevgeny Sudbin)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner; Alexander Scriabin
  1. Scriabin - Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro
  2. Scriabin - Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20: II. Andante
  3. Scriabin - Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, 'Ballade', Op. 60: I. Con moto largamento - Allegretto con moto
  5. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, 'Ballade', Op. 60: II. Interludium. Allegro, molto sostenuto, misterioso
  6. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, 'Ballade', Op. 60: III. Finale. Allegro molto, svegliando, eroico - Andante con moto tranquillo - Allegro molto - Coda: Maestoso, ma appassionato

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor

Date: 2014
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/scriabin-medtner-piano-concertos

Other recordings of Medtner's 3rd Piano Concerto by Demidenko and Tozer. Also another Scriabin's by Demidenko

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Nikolai Medtner; Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos (Yevgeny Sudbin)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner; Sergei Rachmaninov
  1. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: I. Toccata. Allegro risoluto
  2. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: II. Romanza. Andante con moto
  3. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: III. Divertissement. Allegro risoluto e molto vivace
  4. Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro vivace (alla breve)
  5. Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: II. Largo
  6. Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: III. Allegro vivace
  7. Rachmaninov - Floods of Spring, No. 11 from Twelve Songs, Op. 14 (trans. Yevgeny Sudbin)

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Date: 2009
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/sudbin-yevgeny/rachmaninov-4-medtner-2

Other recordings of Medtner's 2nd Piano Concerto by Demidenko and Tozer

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Nikolai Medtner; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concertos (Yevgeny Sudbin)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  1. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  2. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: II. Andantino simplice
  3. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: III. Allegro con fuoco
  4. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: Allegro -
  5. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: Tranquillo, meditamente -
  6. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: Tempo I -
  7. Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: Coda. Allegro molto
  8. Medtner - Liebliches Kind!, from Nine Goethe Songs, Op. 6 (trans. Yevgeny Sudbin)

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling, conductor

Date: 2007
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/sudbin-yevgeny/tchaikovsky-medtner-first-piano-concertos

Other recordings of Medtner's 1st Piano Concerto by Alexeev and Tozer

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Domenico Scarlatti - 18 Sonatas (Yevgeny Sudbin, 2004)


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Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
  1. Sonata in B flat major, K 545
  2. Sonata in F minor, K 466
  3. Sonata in F minor, K 365
  4. Sonata in D major, K 435
  5. Sonata in B minor, K 87
  6. Sonata in C major, K 487
  7. Sonata in F sharp minor, K 448
  8. Sonata in D major, K 492
  9. Sonata in G minor, K 30
  10. Sonata in G major, K 455
  11. Sonata in G minor
  12. Sonata in E major, K 20
  13. Sonata in A major, K 429
  14. Sonata in G minor, K 426
  15. Sonata in G major, K 427
  16. Sonata in B minor, K 197
  17. Sonata in B minor, K 27
  18. Sonata in A major, K 24

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2004
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/scarlatti-piano-sonatas

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Igor Stravinsky - Piano Works (Jenny Lin)


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Composer: Igor Stravinsky
  • (01-03) Piano Sonata
  • (04-07) Four Etudes, Op. 7
  • (08) Ragtime for 11 instruments (transcribed by composer)
  • (09) Polka (from 'Trois pièces faciles' for piano 4-hands, arr. Soulima Stravinsky)
  • (10) Tango
  • (11) Valse (from 'Trois pièces faciles' for piano 4-hands, arr. Soulima Stravinsky)
  • (12) Piano-Rag-Music
  • (13) 'Na kogo tï nas pokidayesh' (from the Prologue to Mussorgsky's opera 'Boris Godunov')
  • (14-17) Serenade in A
  • (18) Circus Polka
  • (19-20) Two Sketches of a Sonata
  • (21-23) Firebird Suite (arr. Guido Agosti)

Jenny Lin, piano
Date: 2014
Label: Steinway & Sons
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=1067240

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Jenny Lin - Get Happy


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  1. Irving Berlin - Blue Skies (from 'Betsy') (arr. Dick Hyman)
  2. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 1: I Got Rhythm (from 'Girl Crazy') (arr. Earl Wild)
  3. Lerner & Loewe - Eliza at Ascot (from 'My Fair Lady') (arr. Stefan Malzew)
  4. Rodgers & Hart - Lover (from 'Love Me Tonight') (arr. Alexis Weissenberg)
  5. Cole Porter - Begin the Beguine (from 'Jubilee') (arr. Cy Walter)
  6. Stephen Sondheim - Johanna (from 'Sweeney Todd') (arr. Christopher O'Riley)
  7. Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel Waltz (from 'Carousel') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  8. Rodgers & Hammerstein - March of the Siamese Children (from 'The King and I') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  9. Rodgers & Hart - Blue Moon (from 'Manhattan Melodrama') (arr. André Previn)
  10. Irving Berlin - Cheek to Cheek (from 'Top Hat') (arr. Dick Hyman)
  11. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 4: Embraceable You (from 'Girl Crazy') (arr. Earl Wild)
  12. David Raskin - Meditation on Laura (from the film 'Laura') (arr. Marc-André Hamelin)
  13. George Gershwin - Bess, You Is My Woman Now (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arr. David Saperton)
  14. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 6: Fascinatin' Rhythm (from 'Lady, Be Good!') (arr. Earl Wild)
  15. Cole Porter - So in Love (from 'Kiss Me, Kate') (arr. Greg Anderson)
  16. Rodgers & Hammerstein - My Favorite Things (from 'The Sound of Music') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  17. Rodgers & Hammerstein - Hello, Young Lovers (from 'The King and I') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  18. Harold Arlen - Get Happy (from '9:15 Revue') (arr. Stephen Prutsman)

Jenny Lin, piano
Date: 2012
Label: Steinway & Sons
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=786069

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Federico Mompou - Volodos plays Mompou


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01) Prélude VII (Palmier d'etoiles)
  • (02) Damunt de tu només les flors (transcr. Volodos)
  • (03-07) Scènes d'enfants
  • (08) Hoy la tierra y los cielos me sonríen
  • (09) El lago (Le lac) (No. 2 from Paisajes)
  • (10) ... pour appeler la joie (No. 6 from Charmes)
  • (11) Prélude XII
  • (12) Dialogues 2
  • (13) Dialogues 1
  • (13-24) Musica callada (selections)

Arcadi Volodos, piano
Date: 2013
Label: Sony Classical
https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/88765433262

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Federico Mompou - Silent Music (Jenny Lin)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01-09) Música Callada: Book 1
  • (10-16) Música Callada: Book 2
  • (17-21) Música Callada: Book 3
  • (22-28) Música Callada: Book 4
  • (29) Secreto (from Impresiones intimas)

Jenny Lin, piano
Date: 2011
Label: Steinway & Sons
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=553948


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Federico Mompou - Piano Music (Stephen Hough)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01) Canción y Danza 7
  • (02) Prélude 1
  • (03-07) Cants Mágics
  • (08) Canción y Danza 5
  • (09) Prélude 5
  • (10-15) Charmes
  • (16) Canción y Danza 8
  • (17) Prélude 7 'Palmier d'étoiles'
  • (18-21) Trois Variations
  • (22) Canción y Danza 3
  • (23) Prélude 9
  • (24) Dialogues I: Plaintif
  • (25) Dialogues II: Modéré
  • (26) Canción y Danza 1
  • (27) Prélude 10
  • (28-30) Paisajes
  • (31) Canción y Danza 9
  • (32) Prélude 6

Stephen Hough, piano
Date: 1997
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66963

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Federico Mompou - Spanish Songs & Dances (Alicia de Larrocha)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01-13) Cançons i Danses Nos. 1-12 & 14
  • (14) Prelude No. 11 (dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha)
  • (15) Prelude No. 5
  • (16) Prelude No. 6 (for the left hand)
  • (17) Prelude No. 7 "Fireworks"

Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Date: 1994
Label: RCA


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn - Songs without Words (Javier Perianes)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Andante con variazioni, Op. 82
  2. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19: 1. Andante con moto
  3. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19: 6. "Venetianisches Gondellied". Andante sostenuto
  4. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30: 6. "Venetianisches Gondellied". Allegretto tranquillo
  5. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38: 6. "Duetto". Andante con moto
  6. Rondo capriccioso, Op. 14
  7. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53: 1. Andante con moto
  8. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53: 3. Presto agitato
  9. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62: 5. “Venetianisches Gondellied”. Andante con moto
  10. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 1. Andante
  11. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 2. Allegro leggiero
  12. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 3. Andante tranquillo
  13. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 6. Allegretto non troppo
  14. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1: I. Präludium. Allegro con fuoco
  15. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1: II. Fuga. Andante espressivo
  16. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85: 4. Andante sostenuto
  17. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 120: 1. Andante, un poco agitato
  18. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102: 4. Andante un poco agitato
  19. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102: 6. Andante
  20. 17 Variations sérieuses, Op. 54

Javier Perianes, piano
Date: 2014
Label: Harmonia Mundi
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2034

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Murray Perahia - Songs without Words


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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach; Ferruccio Busoni; Felix Mendelssohn; Franz Schubert; Franz Liszt
  1. Bach-Busoni - "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 645
  2. Bach-Busoni - "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659
  3. Bach-Busoni - "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen", BWV 734
  4. Bach-Busoni - "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639
  5. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 3
  6. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 2
  7. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 4
  8. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 1
  9. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 5
  10. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 6
  11. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 3
  12. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 102 No. 5
  13. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 2
  14. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 2
  15. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 1
  16. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 6
  17. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 4
  18. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 53 No. 4
  19. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 62 No. 2
  20. Schubert-Liszt - "Auf dem Wasser zu singen"
  21. Schubert-Liszt - "In der Ferne"
  22. Schubert-Liszt - "Ständchen"
  23. Schubert-Liszt - "Erlkönig"

Murray Perahia, piano
Date: 1999
Label: Sony Classical

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Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 1; String Quintet No. 1 (Pražák Quartet; Zemlinsky Quartet)

 

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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: II. Canzonetta (Allegretto) - Più mosso
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: III. Andante espressivo
  4. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: IV. Molto allegro e vivace
  5. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con moto
  6. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: II. Intermezzo. Andante sostenuto
  7. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro di molto
  8. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: IV. Allegro vivace
  9. Minuetto in F sharp minor, Op. 18a

Pražák Quartet (1-4)
Václav Remeš, violin
Vlastimil Holek, violin
Josef Klusoň, viola (1-9)
Michal Kaňka, cello

Zemlinsky Quartet (5-9)
František Souček, violin
Petr Střížek, violin
Petr Holman, viola
Vladimír Fortin, cello

Date: 2009
Label: Praga
http://www.pragadigitals.com/epages/265941.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/265941/Products/250252


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Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah (Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01-23) Elijah, Op. 70, Part I
CD2:
  • (01-23) Elijah, Op. 70, Part II

Gwyneth Jones, soprano
Janet Baker, contralto
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Simon Woolf, soprano
Wandsworth School Boys Choir
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Date: 1968
Label: EMI


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphonies; Overtures (Claudio Abbado)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11
  • (05) Scherzo in G minor from the Octet, Op. 20
  • (06) Overture to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21
  • (07) Overture "The Hebrides" ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26
  • (08) "Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt", Op. 27
CD2:
  • (01-14) Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Hymn of Praise"
CD3:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
  • (05) Overture "The Fair Melusine", Op. 32
  • (06) "Trumpet Overture", Op. 101
  • (07) "Ruy Blas", Op. 95
CD4:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
  • (05-08) Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"
  • (09) Overture for Wind Instruments, Op. 24

Elizabeth Connell, soprano (Op. 52)
Karita Mattila, soprano (Op. 52)
Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor (Op. 52)
London Symphony Chorus (Op. 52) & Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Date: 1984-1986
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4714672


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Felix Mendelssohn - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (Charles Münch)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": I. Allegro vivace
  2. Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": II. Andante con moto
  3. Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": III. Con moto moderato
  4. Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": IV. Saltarello. Presto
  5. Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation": I. Andante - Allegro con fuoco
  6. Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation": II. Allegro vivace
  7. Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation": III. Andante
  8. Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation": V. Chorale "Ein' Feste Burg ist unser Gott!"
  9. Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: III. Scherzo

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Münch, conductor
Date: 1957 (5-8), 1958 (1-4), 1960 (9)
Label: RCA


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Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peter Maag)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish": 1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
  2. Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish": 2. Vivace non troppo
  3. Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish": 3. Adagio
  4. Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish": 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21
  6. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 1. Scherzo
  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 3. "You spotted snakes"
  8. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 5. Intermezzo
  9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 7. Notturno
  10. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 9. Wedding March
  11. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 11. Dance of the Clowns
  12. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 12. Finale. "Though this house give glimm'ring light"

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano (7, 12)
Marion Lowe, soprano (7)
Female Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (7, 12)
London Symphony Orchestra
Peter Maag, conductor

Date: 1957 (5-12), 1960 (1-4)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/en/cat/4669902


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto; String Octet (James Ehnes)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 1. Allegro molto appassionato
  2. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante
  3. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 3. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
  4. String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: 1. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
  5. String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: 2. Andante
  6. String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: 3. Scherzo
  7. String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: 4. Presto

James Ehnes, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor (1-3)

Musicians of the Seatle Chamber Music Society (4-7)
James Ehnes, Eric Keefe, Andrew Wan, Augustin Hadelich (violins)
Cynthia Phelps, Richard O'Neill (violas)
Robert deMaine, Edward Arron (cellos)

Date: 2010
Label: Onyx
http://www.onyxclassics.com/cddetail.php?CatalogueNumber=ONYX4060

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Robert Schumann; Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos (Henryk Szeryng)


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Composer: Robert Schumann; Felix Mendelssohn; Béla Bartók; Claude Debussy; Ottokar Nováček; Johannes Brahms; José Sabre Marroquín; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  1. Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: 1. In kräftignem, nicht zu schellem Tempo
  2. Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: 2. Langsam
  3. Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: 3. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell
  4. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 1. Allegro molto appasionato
  5. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante
  6. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 3. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
  7. Bartók - Romanian folk dances, Sz. 56, BB 68 (arr. Zoltán Székely)
  8. Debussy - La plus que lente, L. 121
  9. Nováček - Perpetuum mobile, Op. 5 No. 4
  10. Brahms - Hungarian Dance in F sharp minor, WoO 1 No. 17 (arr. Fritz Kreisler)
  11. Marroquín - Mexican Lullaby
  12. Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee

Henryk Szeryng, violin
Charles Reiner, piano (7-12)
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Doráti, conductor (1-6)

Date: 1963 (7-12), 1964 (1-6)
Label: Mercury

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Schumann-Violin-Concerto-Mendelssohn-Encores/dp/B0000057MB


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Ludwig van Beethoven; Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos (Jascha Heifetz)


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Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven; Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto
  3. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo
  4. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato
  5. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: II. Andante
  6. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace

Jascha Heifetz, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Münch, conductor

Date: 1955, 1959
Label: RCA


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