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Brahms: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini, Chicago


Release Date: 05/04/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66992   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For more than a quarter of a century, this recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto by Itzhak Perlman with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was the recording to get if you wanted a lush and voluptuous performance of the work. Perlman's playing is plushly upholstered in warm leather and smooth silk. Giulini's conducting is lushly opulent with a rich blend of wind, brass, and strings. The Chicago's accompaniment is lavishly luxurious with a deep-pile, wall-to-wall carpet of sound. EMI's late stereo sound was as gloriously full and gorgeously colored. While some listeners have objected to the recording on the grounds that it lacked lyricism and wanted momentum, most listeners have acclaimed it the best modern recording Read more of the work. And most listeners, even those who have historically objected to the recording, will have to admit that this remastering is nearly as glorious and gorgeous as the original LP.

– All Music Guide
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 43 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Joachim)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1999 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

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