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Mendelssohn, Schumann: Violin Concertos / Christian Tetzlaff, Paavo Jarvi

Mendelssohn / Frankfurt Radio Sym Orch / Jarvi
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1195  
Composer:  Robert SchumannFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Christian Tetzlaff is an absolutely fabulous violinist, and this repertoire suits him perfectly. His tone is unfailingly sweet, penetrating, and lyrical, but never burdened with excessive vibrato. His intonation is as accurate as we have any right to expect, his phrasing of the big tunes always natural and unaffected. In the slow movements, particularly that of the Mendelssohn, he makes his expressive points with an unobtrusive mastery that's truly moving, and seemingly inevitable. The music sounds as though it is being composed on the spot, songfully and spontaneously.

The couplings are perfectly chosen and even more impressive, if possible. Schumann's two clumsily orchestrated
Read more concertante works for violin and orchestra are full of beautiful ideas, but they so often bog down in what can seem like tiresome repetition. Not here. Tetzlaff plays with evident affection, making light of the difficult and often unforgiving solo parts, while Paavo Järvi does everything that he possibly can with Schumann's accompaniments. Superb engineering, ideally balanced, puts the finishing touch on an irresistible release.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 131 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 

Sound Samples

Phantasie in C major, Op. 131
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: II. Andante -
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: I. In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: II. Langsam
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: III. Lebhaft doch nicht schnell

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