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Favorite Violin Concertos / Arthur Grumiaux


Release Date: 04/12/1994 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 442287   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyFelix MendelssohnJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisJan KrenzBernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Arthur Grumiaux in splendid and eloquent performances of masterful violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovky and Mendelssohn.

"Grumiaux is a consummate Brahmsian, his purity of tone allied with an aristocratic elegance of phrasing and a total technical command." - Fanfare
Arthur Grumiaux in splendid and eloquent performances of masterful violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovky and Mendelssohn.

"Grumiaux is a consummate Brahmsian, his purity of tone allied with an aristocratic elegance of phrasing and a total technical command." - Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Jan Krenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
3. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
5. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 1. Allegro ma non troppo - Cadenza: Fritz Kreisler
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 2. Larghetto
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 1. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 2. Canzonetta (Andante)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: 2. Andante
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Violin Romance No.2 in F, Op.50

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