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Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos

Release date: 01 Jun 2015, 5186504

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Arabella Steinbacher , Orchestre de la Suisse Romande , Charles Dutoit

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky , Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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Classical Candor

The performance sounds just as one might hope, never lagging, never sentimentalized, never hurried. It is one of the most intensely placid performances of this piece I think I've heard, still passionate if in a quieter way. It's moody, atmospheric, serene, yet explosive when necessary. It has a timeless beauty about it that is hard to resist. July 2015

Gramophone

Dutoit, a master accompanist, provides exceptional, alert support throughout. The recorded sound too is first class. July 2015

Klassieke Zaken

Gradually develops a wonderful dialogue between violin and orchestra, full of brilliant shades. June 2015

  Duration Price Price Price Price  
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 29:57  
Allegro molto appassionato 14:45  
Andante - Allegretto non troppo 09:10  
Allegro molto vivace 06:02  
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35 38:03  
Allegro moderato 20:15  
Canzonetta - Andante 07:02  
Finale - Allegro vivacissimo 10:46  
 

Album information

This release arguably features the two greatest concertos ever written for the violin: performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation, together with one of the finest orchestras, and under the baton of one of the world’s foremost conductors. This recording of Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn violin concertos bears witness to the eminence of the collaboration between violinist Arabella Steinbacher, conductor Charles Dutoit and PENTATONE’s Orchestra of the Season January June 2015, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the result thereof.

After waiting for a long time to record these concertos with the perfect collaboration, Arabella Steinbacher didn’t waste any chance to shine with heart-felt enthusiasm and bravura in this recording.

Her performance produced such a pure, yet fierce sound that it allowed the music to speak in an immediate, translucent way. Recorded in September 2014 in the magnificent Victoria Hall, Geneva, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande were totally at home with the repertoires and performed with great confidence; they were led by Dutoit, who was vivid, rhythmic and clear in his direction. The vigorous playing results in a vibrant sound that is captured perfectly in this multi channel DSD recording.

..performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation..

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