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Bruch: Violin Concertos / Menuhin, Ronald, London So

Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Naxos Historical Catalog #: 940558   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Max BruchSir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Landon RonaldSir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In November, 1931, 15-year-old Yehudi Menuhin made his first recording with an orchestra. He remade the Bruch G minor Concerto several times since, but these versions don't come within spitting distance of this remarkable performance. His technique and intonation are impeccable, and his pure, warm tone communicates with vibrancy and expression. Credit also must be given to conductor Landon Ronald's sturdy support, despite a slightly ragtag London Symphony. The orchestra plays better under Edward Elgar's sweeping baton in the classic 1932 recording of his Violin Concerto. Here as before, the teenage Menuhin far surpasses his adult remake with Boult. Mark Obert-Thorn's restorations boast more ambiance, room tone, and air between the notes Read more than Biddulph's Bruch transfer, or EMI's latest incarnation of the Elgar.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Landon Ronald
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/25/1931 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1932 
Venue:  Studio 1 EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 50 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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