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Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto / Tortelier, Menuhin

Release Date: 06/10/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 75865   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Paul TortelierYehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  André PrevinPaavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Perfection. September 24, 2015 By Benjamin H. (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Johannes Brahms was one of the most gifted musicians, full of passion. His music is divine and so is this CD. I thoroughly enjoy it and recommend it highly." Report Abuse
 Tortelier masterful September 17, 2012 By Graham N. (Portland, OR) See All My Reviews "I bought this for the performances of Tortelier. The Dvorak is very fine, at least to my ears. Sadly, the Brahms is spoiled by Menuhin's tone which in his later years started to decline quite considerably. Luckily, the cello dominates the work so all is not lost. If, like me, you never missed an opportunity of hearing Tortelier live, or if you simply want to hear one of the truly great cellists of the 20th century, this CD is a must. Pity about Menuhin, though. Not one of his best performances. As an aside, I heard Menuhin play the Brahms solo concerto in Paris very late on (Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra, possibly). It was not very good, but as usual, the audience gave him a lot of applause. He proceeded to play a Bach encore that was finer than anything I've heard before or since. That alone was worth the price of admission. He really was a fine musician." Report Abuse
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