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Prokofiev Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2

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Catalogue numberBIS-2142 SACD
Release date2016-07-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time60:21

Nathan Milstein once described Sergei Prokofiev’s first violin concerto as: ‘indeed one of the best modern violin concertos… a brilliant piece, perhaps the finest of all Prokofiev’s works’, while the second concerto was taken up by violinists such as David Oistrakh and Jascha Heifetz. Here the two works are interpreted by the Ukrainian-born Vadim Gluzman, who as many critics have remarked is firmly based in the glorious tradition of these and other virtuosos of the 19th and 20th centuries. His several discs for BIS have included concertos by Tchaikovsky and Bruch as well as by Gubaidulina and Barber, earning him accolades such as Diapason d’or de l’année, and numerous recommendations by magazines and websites including The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, Fono Forum and On the present disc, Gluzman is supported by the eminent Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi, with impressive credentials in Prokofiev’s music. Gluzman rounds off the programme with Prokofiev’s only solo work for the violin, the Sonata in D major, Op. 115 – one of the composer’s less familiar compositions for the instrument. Strictly speaking it is a sonata for violins in unison: Prokofiev wrote the piece in 1947 to be played in unison by violin students. Despite its pedagogical purpose, the sonata is, however, far more than just a technical exercise, presenting an overwhelming richness of ideas and emotions within a short time-frame.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
  Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19 20:30
01 I. Andantino 09:05 $ 2.18 USD
02 II. Scherzo. Vivacissimo 03:51 $ 0.92 USD
03 III. Moderato - Allegro moderato 07:34 $ 1.82 USD
  Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63 26:26
04 I. Allegro moderato 10:25 $ 2.50 USD
05 II. Andante assai - Allegretto 10:02 $ 2.41 USD
06 III. Allegro ben marcato 05:59 $ 1.44 USD
  Sonata in D major for solo violin, Op.115 11:44
07 I. Moderato 05:00 $ 1.20 USD
08 II. Andante dolce. Tema con variazioni 03:13 $ 0.77 USD
09 III. Con brio - Allegro precipitato 03:31 $ 0.84 USD
  Album total 60:21
ComposerProkofiev, Sergei
ConductorJarvi (Järvi), Neeme
OrchestraEstonian National Symphony Orchestra
ViolinGluzman, Vadim

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