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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Brahms / Milstein, Steinberg


Release Date: 07/23/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67101   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Nathan Milstein
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording features two of the greatest works of the Romantic period performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra directed by William Steinberg. The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is one of the greatest violin concertos ever written, while the Symphony no. 1 of Johannes Brahms is at the cornerstone of the orchestral repertoire.
The Tchaikovsky Concerto was written for the great violinist Leopold Auer. Auer deemed the work unplayable and not only refused to play the Concerto, but campaigned against it. Ultimately the work was premiered by Adolf Brodsky; in Vienna rather than Moscow. Nathan Milstein is the soloist on this recording and he brings his trademark virtuosity to the Concerto, reveling in its sentimentality and moments of
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1959 
Venue:  Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 32 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1956 
Venue:  Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 43 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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