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Leonid Kogan - Interpretations

Release Date: 03/25/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1131  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander GlazunovJohannes BrahmsFranz Waxman
Performer:  Leonid Kogan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Leonid Kogan made his first appearance in Paris 1955, the Public Palais de Chaillot went wild and the critics were ecstatic. He played three concertos with orchestra-Mozart No. 3, Brahms and Paganini No. 1. These three concertos remained his favorites, but he continued to expanded his repertoire. After winning the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Concours in Bruxelles in 1951, Leonid Kogan took his place in the forefront of the Russian firmament of violin virtuosi. Amongst violin connoisseurs around the world, the name Kogan came to mean breathtaking playing.

In this historic Russian production narrated by Leonid Kogan and Erick Friedman, Kogan plays scintillating performances of Tchaikovsky's Melodie and Valse Scherzo,
Read more Glazunov's 'Entracte' from his ballet Raymonda, Brahms' 'Scherzo' movement from a sonata raising Paganini variations (a work originally printed but set down from memory after a Paganini concert by a student!) and a work written for and made famous by Jascha Heifetz, the fantasy arrangement for violin and orchestra by Franz Waxman of Bizet's Carmen. This insightful DVD is truly a memorable account of a great violinist and a must-have for all music lovers.

Region: All
Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color/BW
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Works on This Recording

Mélodie for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Raymonda, Op. 57: Entr'acte by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra: Excerpt(s) by Franz Waxman
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)

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