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Berg: Violin Concerto, 3 Orchestral Pieces / Kremer, Davis


Release Date: 10/23/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412523   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alban Berg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gidon Kremer; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. Philips 412 523-2 [with Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6] (recorded 1984).

Kremer’s reading of the concerto could well be described as willful, self-indulgent, and morbid, but it is also fascinating in the way it explores the nuances of this extraordinary work. The violinist’s technique is immaculate, though as always the playing seems directed toward point-making. Davis summons powerful, brilliant playing from his Bavarian forces, all of which is gloriously captured on the recording. The accompanying Three Pieces are very well done. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Gidon Kremer; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. Philips 412 523-2 [with Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6] (recorded 1984).

Kremer’s reading of the concerto could well be described as willful, self-indulgent, and morbid, but it is also fascinating in the way it explores the nuances of this extraordinary work. The violinist’s technique is immaculate, though as always the playing seems directed toward point-making. Davis summons powerful, brilliant playing from his Bavarian forces, all of which is gloriously captured on the recording. The accompanying Three Pieces are very well done. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin by Alban Berg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1984 
Venue:  Munich 
Length: 28 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Pieces (3) for Orchestra, Op. 6 by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915/1929; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Munich 
Length: 18 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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