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Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Zimmerman, Gilbert, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester


Release Date: 12/09/2016 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2247   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These recordings stand out as formidable achievements. They match technical mastery at the highest level with profound insight. No less impressive is the compelling interaction between Zimmermann and the excellent NDR Elbphilharmonie under Alan Gilbert, a crucial component in music that is so symphonic in design.

– BBC Music Magazine

The First Concerto will raise eyebrows. It’s fast, and certainly makes you sit up and hear this concerto in a new light. Zimmerman pursues the Passacaglia’s cantabile line with lyrical ease but can also produce a darker, uglier sound when appropriate, spitting ferociously in the Scherzo and producing icy glissandos, and he does conjure up impish colour in the nose-thumbing
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– Gramophone

Stunningly performed and recorded, Zimmermann’s inspiring release on BIS deserves substantial praise.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 

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