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Essential Violin


Release Date: 09/09/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000109202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJules MassenetNiccolò PaganiniSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Alan LovedayNigel KennedyLouis PersingerRuggiero Ricci,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerRichard BonyngeAndrew LittonVladimir Ashkenazy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsNational Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over 2-1/2 hours of beautiful melodies played by Joshua Bell, Arthur Grumiaux, Nigel Kennedy, Kyung-Wha Chung, and more. Over 2-1/2 hours of beautiful melodies played by Joshua Bell, Arthur Grumiaux, Nigel Kennedy, Kyung-Wha Chung, and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alan Loveday (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella": 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Louis Persinger (Piano), Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Kochanski
This selection is an ADD recording. 
4. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Phillip Moll (Piano), Akiko Suwanai (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
5. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maurice Hasson (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
7. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Phillip Moll (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9. Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Ernest Lush (Piano), Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Paul Coker (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Paul Coker (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Romance by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
14. Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15. Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Paul Coker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
16. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
17. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), István Hajdu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
18. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 1st movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
19. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 13 in B flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
20. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement, Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alan Loveday (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
22. Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Canzonetta by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23. Les berceaux, Op. 23 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  István Hajdu (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
24. Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20: Introduction by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 
25. Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mayumi Fujikawa (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
26. Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: no 3, Mélodie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Phillip Moll (Piano), Akiko Suwanai (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
27. Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Phillip Moll (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Joachim 
28. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 4th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
29. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21: 5th movement, Rondo - Allegro by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Thaïs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7: 3. La Campanella
Vocalise, Op.34, No.14
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: 2. Adagio
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Tzigane
Salut d'amour, Op.12
Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16
Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28
Liebesfreud
Liebesleid
Romance from Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22: 2. Romance
The Gadfly, Op.97: 3. Youth (Romance)
Praeludium and Allegro
Violin Romance No.2 in F, Op.50
Ave Maria
Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 1. Allemande
Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 4. Giga
24 Caprices for Violin, Op.1: No. 13 in B flat
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 2. Canzonetta (Andante)
Les berceaux, Op.23, No.1
Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Adagio For Violin & Orchestra in E, K.261
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42: 3. Mélodie in E Flat
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 5. Rondo (Allegro)
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor

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