Denes Kovacs, Vol. 1 / Various

Release Date: 2/7/2020
Label: Doremi
Catalog Number: DHR-8101-3
Number of Discs: 3

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$63.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Born April 18, 1930, Dénes Kovács began violin lessons at six, becoming Dezsó Rados' student at the Fodor Music School two years later. When he was fourteen, he began his studies at Budapest’s Liszt Academy of Music in the class of Ede Zathureczky. Graduating in 1951, he began his professional career, playing first in the army's Central Arts Ensemble, and for a decade, leader of the Hungarian Opera House Orchestra. In 1955, he took first prize in the Carl Flesch competition in London, inaugurating an international career that lasted for the rest of his life. He performed widely and recorded the great works of the violin: Concertos, chamber and solo repertoire from the baroque period to the present, including all the Beethoven sonatas and string trios, Bartok's works for violin, and many concertos by his Hungarian contemporaries. He began teaching at the Liszt Academy of Music in 1957, becoming head of the violin department in 1959, and professor five years later. He was appointed Rector of the Academy in 1968. The present release features a stunning program of historical recordings with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Miklós Erdélyi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Miklós Erdélyi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
4. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Miklós Erdélyi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
5. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Maria Balint (Violin), Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Miklós Erdélyi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
6. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
7. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Miklós Perényi (Cello), Aniko Szegedi (Piano), Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1804 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
11. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
12. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
13. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin), Aniko Szegedi (Piano), Miklós Perényi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1804 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin), Aniko Szegedi (Piano), Miklós Perényi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1804 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
18. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Dénes Kovács (Violin)
Conductor: Gyula Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
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