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Beethoven: Violin Concerto, 2 Romances / Szeryng, Haitink


Release Date: 04/14/1994 
Label:  Philips Solo Catalog #: 442398   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Szeryng’s lordly and serene account of the Beethoven Concerto, one of the great musical monuments of the Philips catalogue, will be remembered with reverence and affection as one of a handful of truly great recordings of this work. Digitally revitalised, it emerges with renewed vitality and depth, with the unhurried splendour of Szeryng’s playing the more astonishing for its tonal beauty and ferocity of vision. A hallmark of Szeryng’s Beethoven was his lifelong espousal of the Joachim cadenzas – in themselves a welcome alternative to the more familiar Kreisler offerings. The two Romances are more ravishing than ever without the veiled antiquity of LP sound to contend with. An indispensable recording. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out Read more of 5)

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw 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:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw 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:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 2. Larghetto -
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Violin Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50

Customer Reviews

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 Szeryng September 2, 2013 By Eugene P. (San Francisco, CA) See All My Reviews "Distinctive performance of the concerto." Report Abuse
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