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Paganini: Violin Concerto No 1; Tchaikovsky / Midori


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420943   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Midori
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A splendid new version of Paganini's Violin Concerto in D, the most famous, because of the enticing lyrical theme of the first movement. Midori, an astonishingly accomplished 13 year old, is fully equal to the work's formidable technical demands and one is never made to feel uncomfortable when she is dealing with the pyrotechnics of the upper tessitura. Slatkin's pacing of all three movements is admirably judged, and the soloist is able to relax in the finale while she produces her effortless bravura. The recording is realistically balanced, the soloist forward but not on top of the listener, with the orchestra making suitably exuberant sounds in the tuttis. What clinches the matter are the encores. Midori offers good performances of two Read more Tchaikovsky morceaux de concert, producing some ravishingly melancholy timbre in the Serenade melancolique.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [8/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Midori (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1817 
2. Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Midori (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
3. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Midori (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6: 1. Allegro maestoso
Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6: 3. Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
Sérénade mélancolique in B flat minor, Op.26
Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

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