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Beethoven: Violin Concerto/Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 453142   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFelix MendelssohnPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Nathan MilsteinPinchas Zukerman
Conductor:  Eugen JochumClaudio AbbadoDaniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Milstein's Last Studio Recordings November 6, 2012 By V. Guernon (South Kingstown, RI) See All My Reviews "This CD consists of Nathan Milstein's last studio recordings of the concertos for which he was justly famous, and the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Pinchas Zukerman. Milstein was just short of his seventieth birthday when he recorded the Brahms concerto. He had also recorded the work in stereo with Anatole Fistoulari for Capitol in 1960. Compared to his earlier recording, this recording reveals a technique that is not quite as flawless, but the musicianship is still totally intact. He is very ably partnered with Eugen Jochum conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Milstein continued to concertize until 1987 when an injury to his bowing arm forced him to retire. The sound on the recording is gorgeous. The Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky were conducted by Claudio Abbado and the same Vienna Philharmonic. Perhaps because Milstein is not miked as closely, the deterioration of technique is not as obvious in these conertos as it is in the Brahms. He was also a year younger when he made these recordings. The set is rounded out with Zukerman playing the Beethoven concerto with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony. These arts take a broad, Romantic approach to the concerto, but the results couldn't be more satisfying. Like the Vienna Philharmonic recordings, the sound is all one could ask. I want mention before closing that the deterioration of technique on Milstein's part is relative only to Milstein in his prime. Milstein is still Milstein, and these discs will give much pleasure." Report Abuse
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