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Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Etc / Kavakos, Et Al


Release Date: 05/22/2001 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9903   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Leonidas Kavakos is the sweet-toned soloist in the unaccountably neglected Violin Concerto, which thankfully is coming into fashion in the studio. Next to Kavakos, Guttman’s tone and intonation are unacceptable; Serebrier’s direction is also leaden by comparison to Tortelier. Olding and even Oistrakh are worsted in some passages by the fleet-fingered Kavakos, but the Russian’s account, directed by the composer, remains essential. Where his cannot compete now with the newcomer is in recording quality. For my money, Kavakos and Tortelier are now the market leader.

Tortelier is preferable to his older Chandos stablemate, Jarvi, and marginally ahead of Sawallisch, though the latter’s couplings are very persuasive.
Read more /> Overall then, thoroughly recommended."

-- Gramophone [8/2001]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Op. 50 by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 16 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 27 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Konzertmusik, Op. 50, "Bostoner Sinfonie": Part I: Massig schnell, mit Kraft - Sehr breit, aber stets fliessend
Konzertmusik, Op. 50, "Bostoner Sinfonie": Part II: Lebhaft - Langsam - Im ersten Zeitmass
Violin Concerto: I. Massig bewegte Halbe
Violin Concerto: II. Langsam
Violin Concerto: III. Lebhaft
Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: I. Allegro
Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: II. Turandot [Scherzo]: Moderato - Lebhaft
Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: III. Andantino
Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: IV. Marsch

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