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Brahms, Sibelius, Etc: Violin Concertos / Gidon Kremer


Release Date: 09/10/1996 
Label:  Emi Classics Double Fforte Catalog #: 69334   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsJean SibeliusRobert SchumannPaul Hindemith,   ... 
Performer:  Gidon KremerAndrei Gavrilov
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanRiccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The balance of the soloist remains noticeably forward, the solo timbre very tangible and realistic, but the integration with the orchestra is more convincing than on LP, especially in the Schumann, a fine performance which makes the very most of the slow movement and the finale. Kremer's approach is less extrovert here, while in the Sibelius he seeks to dominate and the engineers have helped him to do so. Yet the reading is not without poetry and the long musing solo paragraphs, often sparsely accompanied, gain much from the silent background. Orchestral tuttis are strong, Muti sees to that, whereas in the Schumann he joins Kremer's more introspective mood."

-- Ivan March, Gramophone review of original CD
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
3.
Concerto for Violin in D minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 11 no 1 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 "Quasi una Sonata" by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968/1987; USSR 
6.
Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815-1816; Germany 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77 (Cadenzas: Kreisler) (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro non troppo
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77 (Cadenzas: Kreisler) (1996 Digital Remaster): Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77 (Cadenzas: Kreisler) (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor Op. 47: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Violin Concerto in D minor Op. posth.: I. In kräftigem, nicht zu shnellem Tempo
Violin Concerto in D minor Op. posth.: II. Langsam III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell
Grand duo concertant J204 (Op. 48) (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con fuoco
Grand duo concertant J204 (Op. 48) (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante con moto
Grand duo concertant J204 (Op. 48) (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro)
Violin Sonata in E flat major Op. 11No. 1 (1996 Digital Remaster): Frisch
Violin Sonata in E flat major Op. 11No. 1 (1996 Digital Remaster): Im Zeitmass eines langsamen, feierlichen Tanzes
Quasi una Sonata for Violin & Piano (1968) (1996 Digital Remaster)

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