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Bruno Walter Edition - Brahms: Double Concerto; Beethoven

Release Date: 10/31/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64479   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter HendlLeonard RoseJohn Corigliano Sr.Pierre Fournier,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicColumbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[I] must say that I much liked the warmth and generosity of feeling that Bruno Walter brings to it. Fournier is quite magnificent and the orchestra respond with playing of genuine eloquence and feeling. Francescatti, of course, is not a violinist to all tastes: JN spoke of his "wiry, extrovert performance", for which he did not really care, though he admired the performance in every other respect. To my mind his playing lacks real inner repose and his tone here tends to be chilly. However, generally speaking, this is a most satisfying reading and the orchestra produce glorious tone.

-- Gramophone [3/1974, reviewing the Brahms]


The qualities of this performance are the
Read more compelling unity of Bruno Walter's conception and its sheer ardour. Readers who have Walter's recording of the Brahms Double Concerto will know what I mean about his personal direction; this is not a fine team of soloists well accompanied by an expert conductor, but a performance by a conductor who has rehearsed his soloists till they conform to his own view of the score; it is primarily the conductor's own conception. Since the conductor is Bruno Walter, the result is exciting and fine.

-- Gramophone [3/1960, reviewing the Beethoven]
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Hendl (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello), John Corigliano Sr. (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 

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