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Ginette Neveu - Beethoven, Brahms, Chausson, Ravel


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 4837   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenMaurice RavelJohannes BrahmsErnest Chausson
Performer:  Ginette Neveu
Conductor:  Hans RosbaudCharles MunchAntal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony OrchestraHague Residentie Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brian Crimp writes in his note: "Ginette Neveu (1919-49) was cruelly snatched from a disbelieving world decades ago, yet her name still elicits deep respect and admiration not only from those fortunate enough to have heard her in the flesh but also from a legion of admirers who came to know a supreme artist via only her recordings. Neveu's true international career was to last hardly five years, yet at the time of her death at thirty she had already won for herself an indelible, illustrious position in the annals of violin playing." "Half a century later the vividness and fiery purity of her playing still astonish and inspire." --David Cairns, The Sunday Times (London) "Ginette Neveu was only 29 when she died in a Read more plane crash in the Azores in1949. But even then she was already celebrated for her exquisite music making, in which immeasurable passion was informed by unparalleled insight. Her transcendent reading of Chausson's heady Poème is longing personified, while her performance of the Brahms concerto, especially the slow movement, couldn't be more heartbreaking. Her Beethoven is perfection. This great violinist moves adroitly into Ravel's sexy Tzigane with sultry panache. " --John Bell Young, The St. Petersburg Times "Some of the most accurate, full-toned and sensitive performances I have heard of these works...sheer magic." --Justin R. Herman, The New Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ginette Neveu (Violin)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1949 
2.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Ginette Neveu (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
3.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ginette Neveu (Violin)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/10/1949 
4.
Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Ginette Neveu (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo: Allegro
Tzigane (version for violin and orchestra): Tzigane
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Poeme, Op. 25

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