Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Chung, Dutoit, Kempe

Release Date: 8/10/1999
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894609762
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Kyung Wha Chung's career was launched with a series of LPs made for Decca in the early 1970s, revealing an artist of exceptional technique, insight and spontaneity. One of these contained this rich-sounding performance of the Bruch G minor Violin Concerto, recorded with Rudolf Kempe and the Royal Philharmonic in 1972. It is still one of the freshest and most vital readings of this piece around, as Chung seems to know exactly where to draw the line between precision and abandon, the playing always seeming felt rather than planned, perhaps the highest achievement for a virtuoso. The 1981 recording of the Mendelssohn is a sheer delight, with fast tempos giving the work an extra sparkle, something the soloist obviously relishes.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
2. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Germany
3. Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Liverpool, England
4. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Germany
5. Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Liverpool, England
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