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Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Menuhin, Furtwangler


Release Date: 01/13/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 566975   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length:  1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yehudi Menuhin; Philharmonia Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler. EMI CDH 69799 [with Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor (Berlin Philharmonic)] (recorded 1953).

Yehudi Menuhin and Wilhelm Furtwängler, born a generation apart and separated by a world at war, were nonetheless musical and philosophical soulmates of the closest kind. Their recording of the Beethoven concerto, made seven years after they first met, is one of the treasures of the EMI archive, a testament to a bygone era of spontaneous and deeply subjective music making. There is a nobility to the reading that has never been equaled, an unforced passion that would be difficult for any of today’s musicians to duplicate. The monaural recording is remarkably fine,
Read more with satisfying depth and abundant detail. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 

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