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Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini


Release Date: 01/13/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 566900   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Outstanding... The element of slight understatement, the refusal to adopt too romantically expressive a style, makes for a compelling strength, perfectly matched by Giulini's thoughtful, direct accompaniment. The beautiful slow movement has a quality of gentle rapture...and the finale, joyfully and exuberantly fast, is charged with the fullest excitement." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs

"This is a very distinguished performance indeed, as much from Giulini as from Perlman, and it won the Gramophone Concerto Award 1981. It is one where one's senses tell one from the start that nothing will mar the enjoyment; how this should be I do not know, but immediate distinction is already apparent and it
Read more is never lost... The liquid smoothness of the wind playing is another joy... The slow movement has the utmost calm beauty from both soloist and orchestra, while Perlman plays the finale at an admirably swift speed, yet with all the flexibility it needs, so that it really dances lightly... The clarity of the orchestral texture is outstanding." -- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

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Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: First movement: Allegro ma non troppo (Cadenza by Kreisler)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: Second movement: Larghetto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: Third movement: Rondo (Allegro) (Cadenza by Kreisler)

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