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Brahms: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini, Chicago


Release Date: 05/04/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66992   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Perlman gives a Romantic reading of this concerto, dripping with sentiment, sweetness of tone, and portamento. No one comes close to him in the broad, grand feeling he imparts to the music. Giulini’s accompaniment has a warm-blooded, meaty substantiality and the Chicagoans make a glorious sound under his baton; their tremolos fairly quiver with excitement. The performance is full of life and spirit – in the sense both of joy and spirituality. The 1976 recording establishes an excellent balance between the participants, close-up but true. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Perlman gives a Romantic reading of this concerto, dripping with sentiment, sweetness of tone, and portamento. No one comes close to him in the broad, grand feeling he imparts to the music. Giulini’s accompaniment has a warm-blooded, meaty substantiality and the Chicagoans make a glorious sound under his baton; their tremolos fairly quiver with excitement. The performance is full of life and spirit – in the sense both of joy and spirituality. The 1976 recording establishes an excellent balance between the participants, close-up but true. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 43 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Joachim)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

Customer Reviews

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 Poetry to my Romantic Soul May 20, 2015 By charles l. See All My Reviews "No other version of the Brahms D Major Violin Concerto that I know of sings and makes me sing like this one does - it is poetry to my soul. You may call the interpretation "expressive", but I like the way Perlman interprets the lines and phrasing of this famous concerto; Giulini as well, does his part with the orchestra to augment or amplify the swelling and pulsing of Perlman's interpretation. Is it too much? If you're looking for technical bravura, you won't find it here, but you will find something extremely musical ... the stuff that makes people sing on the street ... in the rain if you wish!" Report Abuse
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