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Tchaikovsky, Mozart: Violin Concertos; Bach: Chaconne Bwv 1004 / Yehudi Menuhin, Et Al


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95588   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Ferenc FricsayKarl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Live in Berlin, 1948 (Bach) o studio-recording, Berlin, 1949/1951 Tchaikovsky - Mozart - Bach: These benchmarks in Menuhin's repertoire are presented on this CD in exemplary interpretations. His take on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto is structurally clear and striking in its declamation. In Mozart's D major Concerto he accentuates the tension between formal classicity and expressional subjectivity. Bach's Chaconne is presented not as a deduction from a theme but as a circling approach towards the fundamental idea. The recordings is further enhanced by great musical concurrence with the conductors: Ferenc Fricsay, whom Menuhin admired greatly as an artist and as a person, and Karl Böhm, whose ideals in Mozart interpretation he shared. This CD Read more offers an insight into Yehudi Menuhin's extensive repertoire and his ideals in musical interpretation. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
2. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
3. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 A different Style July 9, 2013 By Joanne T. (Toledo,, OH) See All My Reviews "I was surprised when listening to Yehudi Menuhin after so many years. His style was distinctive.... A bit slower than expected. Very deliberate playing. Beautiful" Report Abuse
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