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Westminster - Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Morini


Release Date: 06/12/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471200   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Erica Morini
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Erica Morini's pure-toned 1956 stereo recording of the [Brahms] Concerto with the RPO under Artur Rodzinski surely justifies a more distinguished marketing profile... [T]he transfers are excellent and the CD is to be enthusiastically recommended to all violin buffs.

-- Gramophone [2/1998, reviewing a reissue of the Brahms, MCA 80394]

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...a rare opportunity to hear violinist Erika Morini, an exceptionally fine player whose sensitive handling of Tchaikovsky's Concerto is especially enjoyable.

-- Gramophone [1/1997, reviewing a reissue of the Tchaikovsky, MCA 80079]

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It is a moot point as to
Read more whether issues of gender played some part in the current neglect of artists such as ERICA MORINI, an Austrian-born violinist who spent most of her long career in the United States. Certainly her 1958 Westminster recordings of the Brahms and Tchaikovsky Concertos with the RPO under Artur Rodzinski are very fine indeed, presenting a violinist with a wonderfully sweet tone, impeccable intonation and a marvellous clarity of articulation. What is perhaps missing is a larger-than-life personality that stamps a specific interpretative character on these works, but one might argue that being a devoted servant to the music is far more important.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 38 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 32 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto In D, Op.77: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto In D, Op.77: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto In D, Op.77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Violin Concerto In D, Op.35: 1. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto In D, Op.35: 2. Canzonetta (Andante)
Violin Concerto In D, Op.35: 3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)

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