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Wydawnictwo: Onyx
Nr katalogowy: ONYX 4016
Nośnik: 1 CD
EAN: 880040401629
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960, współczesna
Obszar (język): niemiecki, angielski
Instrumenty: skrzypce
Rodzaj: koncert

Korngold / Barber / Walton: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, etc.

Onyx - ONYX 4016
James Ehnes, violin
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey
Nagrody i rekomendacje
MusicWeb Recording of the Month Penguin Rosette
Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Violin Concerto
Gramophone Classical Music Guide


“It's an inspired coupling, as well as a generous one, to have these three high-romantic concertos together. James Ehnes gives superb performances, bringing out their full emotional thrust without vulgarity or exaggeration. His playing has always been impressive on disc, but here he excels himself in expressive range as well as tonal beauty, with expressive rubato perfectly controlled.

The concertos date from the late 1930s and '40s, and though at the time their romanticism might have seemed outdated, the strength and memorability of the musical ideas in each amply justifies the composers' stance. In the Barber, Ehnes more than usually brings out the contrast between the first movement – improbably marked Allegro when the impression is of a slowish piece – and the Andante slow movement, strengthening the work's impact. The Korngold, drawing its striking main themes from some of the composer's film scores, is just as richly lyrical, prompting from Ehnes some ecstatic playing of the many stratospheric melodies above the stave, using a wide dynamic range with wonderfully delicate half-tones.

The Walton is just as memorable, for unlike most latter-day interpreters Ehnes has taken note of the example of the work's commissioner and dedicatee, Jascha Heifetz. Where the work is generally spread to well over half an hour, Ehnes takes exactly 30 minutes and the result is all the stronger. This is one of Walton's most richly inspired works, and Ehnes brings that out strongly, helped by the powerful playing of the Vancouver orchestra under Bramwell Tovey.

Textures are not always as transparent as they might be but the power of the orchestral playing in all three works adds greatly to the impact of the performances. An outstanding disc in every way.”

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