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Category Archive for 'Concertos'

Check Our Catalog “In this disc of Wellesz’s 1933 Piano Concerto and 1961 Violin Concerto, the musical language remains the same, fundamentally tonal in harmony, though with strong chromatic and atonal accents and essentially romantic in style, though with a dash more irony and a dollop more anguish. Both pieces are given exemplary performances by [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Hilary Hahn is among the world’s greatest violinists of her or, arguably, any generation. She is one of those rare artists who possess both a colossal technique and interpretive acumen to set them apart from most of their rivals.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “This CD of Beethoven’s “Fourth” and “Fifth” piano concertos shows Fellner is still impetuous but more commanding, still virtuosic but less demonstrative, and still playful but less prankish and more thoughtful.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Thomas Adès is among the brightest young stars in contemporary composition, and a musician of broad achievement and influence. His complex and appealing music exhibits a flair for drama, humor, and personal expression, and is notable for the creative use of instrumental color.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “It has the right balance of line and harmony, the right feel for mass and momentum, the right sense of being in and of the moment, and above all, the sheer audacity to pull off the whole mighty and monumental work.” — All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Jansen’s technique is fully formed and flashy, while her interpretation is big-boned but lyrical.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “[Uchida] brings remarkable sensitivity and insight to every harmonic twist and melodic turn of two of the great masterpieces of the genre.” –New York Times

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Check Our Catalog “Both works are by Viennese composers — Berg was born and died there, Mozart moved there and died — and both call for the unusual ensemble of 13 wind instruments. But the distance between the two pieces is still vast. To start with, the forms are entirely different: Mozart’s work is full [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Half the repertoire is extremely familiar — Bach’s solo violin concertos in A minor and E major — and half is totally unfamiliar — Sofia Gubaidulina’s concerto for violin and orchestra called “In tempus prasens.” Mutter had recorded Bach’s concertos 25 years earlier with Salvatore Accardo and the English Chamber Orchestra. Those [...]

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Check Our Catalog Featuring Itzhak Perlman and the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by Seiji Ozawa. “Barber’s radiant concerto is played with gorgeous tone and dazzling fireworks.”–BBC Music Magazine

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Chopin: Piano Concertos

Check Our Catalog The long-awaited and highly anticipated recording of Lang Lang performing Chopin’s Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 has arrived. Both concertos are among the most beloved in the repertoire and Lang Lang’s many concert performances frequently receive the highest praise. Lang Lang is joined by Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic in [...]

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Check Our Catalog Hilary Hahn and Esa-Pekka Salonen present two extraordinary concertos: the legendary tour de force of Arnold Schoenberg, and the dramatic masterpiece of Jean Sibelius.

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Yo-Yo Ma: Appassionato

Check Our Catalog Any new compilation CD starring Yo-Yo Ma is certain to please. This master of the cello takes the listener through so many types of music that the ear and mind never tire. The present selection is billed as a sort of “musical autobiography,” and, indeed, it gives us a tour of Ma’s [...]

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