“Dmitry Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 sets a keynote of gravitas and introduces us to the theme of the album, which is that the works presented here were influenced in one way or another by the culture and politics of the Soviet Union.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
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“This Onyx album features the early Op. 12/3 Sonata, as well as the perennially respected Op. 47 “Kreutzer” Sonata. Russian-born pianist Viktoria Mullova is joined by fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout for a period instrument performance that proves to be a step above the rest. Combined with their individual energy and passion, complete technical mastery, deep understanding [...]
Check Our Catalog Joshua Bell, the Grammy-winning violinist, fulfills a life-long dream of recording a CD of instrumental and vocal duets with a colorful roster of musicians, including Josh Groban, Sting, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, and Chris Botti, among others.
Check Our Catalog “David Garrett’s self-titled album from 2009 emphasizes the classically arranged rock and pop numbers from his repertoire with a handful of familiar and true classical pieces thrown in. The big attractions are Garrett’s orchestrated cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” (frantic and showy with crunchy guitar) and his own composition “Chelsea Girl”.”–All [...]
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 [...]
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
Check Our Catalog Joshua Bell has appropriated some of [the vocal repertoire’s] best-loved songs and operatic arias, from Mozart through the romantics to Orff. Slow, sustained, lovely and yes, singing, these beguiling melodies and wide emotional range are eminently well suited to the violin. Of course, Bell is very good at all this, and it’s [...]
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.