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Sibelius: Violin Concerto, En Saga, Etc / Rachlin, Maazel


Release Date: 02/27/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 53272   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Julian Rachlin
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Julian Rachlin has a rapturously wide tonal armoury. From the very opening of the Concerto he demonstrates an imaginative reach; his sound being slender yet nectar-sweet. What is more, Maazel and the Pittsburghers catch the same kindling spirit. There is an alacrity and engagement about their playing that is not always present in the symphonies. Rachlin deserves consideration alongside Spivakovsky (Everest), Oistrakh (BMG-Melodiya) and Mullova (Philips). This is no also-ran and neither is the gentle second serenade."

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
"Julian Rachlin has a rapturously wide tonal armoury. From the very opening of the Concerto he demonstrates an imaginative reach; his sound being slender yet nectar-sweet. What is more, Maazel and the Pittsburghers catch the same kindling spirit. There is an alacrity and engagement about their playing that is not always present in the symphonies. Rachlin deserves consideration alongside Spivakovsky (Everest), Oistrakh (BMG-Melodiya) and Mullova (Philips). This is no also-ran and neither is the gentle second serenade."

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Julian Rachlin (Violin)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 34 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2. En saga, Op. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892/1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 17 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3. Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69: no 2 in G minor by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Julian Rachlin (Violin)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1913; Finland 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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