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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Mozart / Oistrakh, Klemperer

Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74724   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David OistrakhIgor Oistrakh
Conductor:  Otto KlempererDavid Oistrakh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you haven't yet acquired these priceless, timeless performances through earlier CD incarnations, here's your chance, and at budget price, even. Despite the Brahms Concerto's slightly opaque engineering, Otto Klemperer's stern yet vivacious, rhythmically incisive, and sweeping conception of the orchestral part grips you like the gloves of God. It's amazing how Klemperer transformed this ordinarily lithe and silvery French orchestra into a rugged, oaken German ensemble. And let's not forget David Oistrakh's heartfelt, intelligent virtuosity, his gorgeous, unforced tone, or the naturalness with which he negotiates Brahms' frequent displacement of phrases against the basic meter. As the Mozart Sinfonia concertante reveals, Oistrakh was no Read more less commanding a violist, and the sheer ensemble unanimity and joy in music making that he and his son Igor convey remain the standard for this work. Essential listening.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Wagram Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 40 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Igor Oistrakh (Violin), David Oistrakh (Viola)
Conductor:  David Oistrakh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1972 
Venue:  Wagram Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 31 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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