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Brahms: Double Concerto / Walter, Francescatti, Fournier


Release Date: 05/20/2001 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 42024   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsRobert Schumann
Performer:  Pierre FournierZino FrancescattiEugene Istomin
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[I] must say that I much liked the warmth and generosity of feeling that Bruno Walter brings to it. Fournier is quite magnificent and the orchestra respond with playing of genuine eloquence and feeling. Francescatti, of course, is not a violinist to all tastes: JN spoke of his "wiry, extrovert performance", for which he did not really care, though he admired the performance in every other respect. To my mind his playing lacks real inner repose and his tone here tends to be chilly. However, generally speaking, this is a most satisfying reading and the orchestra produce glorious tone.

-- Gramophone [3/1974, reviewing the Brahms]
[I] must say that I much liked the warmth and generosity of feeling that Bruno Walter brings to it. Fournier is quite magnificent and the orchestra respond with playing of genuine eloquence and feeling. Francescatti, of course, is not a violinist to all tastes: JN spoke of his "wiry, extrovert performance", for which he did not really care, though he admired the performance in every other respect. To my mind his playing lacks real inner repose and his tone here tends to be chilly. However, generally speaking, this is a most satisfying reading and the orchestra produce glorious tone.

-- Gramophone [3/1974, reviewing the Brahms]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 

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