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Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances / Menuhin, Et Al


Release Date: 08/19/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74973   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Constantin SilvestriJohn Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Constantin Silvestri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D Op. 61 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro ma non troppo
Violin Concerto in D Op. 61 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto -
Violin Concerto in D Op. 61 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro)
Romances (1992 Digital Remaster): G, Op. 40 (c1802)
Romances (1992 Digital Remaster): F, Op. 50 (c1798)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Another Success by Menuhin. September 6, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Yehudi Menuhin was a violinist that I grew up listening to when I was a kid. He, Nathan Milstein and David Oistrakh were my favorites. I must admit at the start that my favorite was Oistrakh, but they all produced wonderful music. Menuhin was quite prolific, signing a contract with EMI in 1931 which he maintained until his untimely death in 1999. Perhaps none of his output was any better than the present offering.

This was the only violin concerto that Beethoven ever wrote, which is surprising considering the abundance of music crafted by him. The concerto and the two romances included are favorites of mine, and Menuhin handles them gracefully and expertly in his usual inimitable style. The concerto has gained great popularity due somewhat to its elegant depth and touch in the first two movements compared to its pace and liveliness in the finale. Again, Menuhin satisfies the soul with his touching rendition of this piece and the Romances that follow.

As I have mentioned in other reviews, I never fail to be in awe of the fact that EMI could possibly produce this series featuring the world's most outstanding artists, the highest quality of sound and the ridiculously low price. My hat is off to them for making them so available to music lovers everywhere.

Highly recommended."
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