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Brahms: Violin Concerto, Academic Festival Overture / Abbado


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423617   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Shlomo Mintz
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Any new version of this much-recorded concerto faces formidable competition, as will be noted from the list of famous artists given above. But in one respect the new DG version is clearly superior, and that is in the recording, for not only is the quality itself satisfyingly rich and full, but a balance is fairly struck between soloist and orchestra. How unusual it is still that one can say such a thing! Abbado and the BPO provide admirably positive and sensitive support for Mintz, whose beauty of tone is much to be admired... Abbado's fine account of the overture has a strength and breadth... [A] distinguished performance of the Concerto..." -- Gramophone [2/1989] "Any new version of this much-recorded concerto faces formidable competition, as will be noted from the list of famous artists given above. But in one respect the new DG version is clearly superior, and that is in the recording, for not only is the quality itself satisfyingly rich and full, but a balance is fairly struck between soloist and orchestra. How unusual it is still that one can say such a thing! Abbado and the BPO provide admirably positive and sensitive support for Mintz, whose beauty of tone is much to be admired... Abbado's fine account of the overture has a strength and breadth... [A] distinguished performance of the Concerto..." -- Gramophone [2/1989] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
2. Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 

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