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Brahms: Violin Concerto / Belkin, Fischer, LSO


Release Date: 12/29/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 411677   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Boris Belkin
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I enjoyed Boris Belkin's account of the Brahms Concerto a great deal more than TH who made a direct comparison with Heifetz's RCA to Belkin's distinct disadvantage. Heifetz dashes off the first movement in 18'52", against Belkin's 24'45"... But this Decca CD is technically very fine too, and I found Belkin's waywardness in the first movement fully acceptable—it is deeply felt and has its own kind of expressive spontaneity. As TH pointed out Belkin plays Joachim's cadenza, and there is a moment of real magic as it draws to a close.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [11/1985]
I enjoyed Boris Belkin's account of the Brahms Concerto a great deal more than TH who made a direct comparison with Heifetz's RCA to Belkin's distinct disadvantage. Heifetz dashes off the first movement in 18'52", against Belkin's 24'45"... But this Decca CD is technically very fine too, and I found Belkin's waywardness in the first movement fully acceptable—it is deeply felt and has its own kind of expressive spontaneity. As TH pointed out Belkin plays Joachim's cadenza, and there is a moment of real magic as it draws to a close.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [11/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 43 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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