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Prokofiev: Violin Concertos, Sonata / Zimmermann


Release Date: 03/01/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 85458   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Frank Peter ZimmermannAlexander Lonquich
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelMariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This rendition of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is, without reservation, excellent, the recorded sound capturing Prokofiev’s open orchestral textures. Zimmermann and Jansons make an ideal pair in a performance which succeeds triumphantly in balancing elegance and irony. The orchestra accompanies with an instinctive feel for the work’s chamber-music scale, and neither conductor nor soloist gives in to the temptation to inflate the rhetoric or add unnecessary Romantic gestures.

– BBC Music Magazine
This rendition of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is, without reservation, excellent, the recorded sound capturing Prokofiev’s open orchestral textures. Zimmermann and Jansons make an ideal pair in a performance which succeeds triumphantly in balancing elegance and irony. The orchestra accompanies with an instinctive feel for the work’s chamber-music scale, and neither conductor nor soloist gives in to the temptation to inflate the rhetoric or add unnecessary Romantic gestures.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3. Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexander Lonquich (Piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Venue:  Landgasthof, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 23 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Landgasthof, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland (11/1987 - 12/1987) 

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