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Berg, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos / Perlman, Ozawa


Release Date: 08/13/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447445   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Alban BergIgor StravinskyMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Seiji OzawaZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This is playing of stature and still among the best available versions."

"Perlman's account of the Berg Violin Concerto with the Boston orchestra under Ozawa has long occupied a respected place in the catalogue. The original reviewer in Gramophone in March 1980 was completely convinced by Perlman's 'commanding purposefulness'. As to the recording, he wrote that 'though Perlman's violin – beautifully caught – is closer than some will like, there's no question of crude spotlighting'. Twenty years later and in a different competitive climate, his favourable verdict still holds good. Perlman is also a little too close in the Tzigane, the recording of which sets him very firmly front-stage again. But this is
Read more playing of stature and still among the best available versions."

- The Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin by Alban Berg
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1978 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 25 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1978 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 21 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel": 1. Andante - Allegro
Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel": 2. Allegro - Adagio
Violin Concerto in D: 1. Toccata
Violin Concerto in D: 2. Aria I
Violin Concerto in D: 3. Aria II
Violin Concerto in D: 4. Capriccio
Tzigane

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