Started by jwinter, January 06, 2010, 03:47:43 PM
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Quote from: jwinter on January 06, 2010, 03:47:43 PMI can't believe there's no thread for this, but I checked and was unable to find one.I'm currently listening to (and greatly enjoying) a used CD that I picked up for $1.99 yesterday -- Arthur Grumiaux with Galliera/New Philharmonia -- after realizing that Grumiaux was one "big-name" violinists that I had never heard in this work. So, what are your personal favorites, and why?
Quote from: mn dave on January 07, 2010, 06:39:43 AMFavorite I do not know. But I own a Grumiaux and am happy with it.
Quote from: 71 dB on January 09, 2010, 01:47:26 AMI don't own ANY recording of this work! Josef Suk/Boult is what I have in my hands now (borrowed it from a friend). The Violin Concerto is Beethoven I can stand but I can't imagine owning more than one good performance of it. It's not the only music on Earth... ...there is another Violin Concerto Op. 61 I like much more...
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on January 07, 2010, 03:43:41 AMHaving become satiated, even bored, by the concerto after thirty-five years listening to various performances, the Zehetmair/Brüggen CD was the blast of proverbial fresh air that renewed my enthusiasm for the work. Despite the merits of the classic performances mentioned in this thread, Zehetmair is now my desert island pick.Sarge
QuoteChristian Ferras/Karajan/Berlin - beautiful tone from Ferras, a real delectable, lump in throat version.Yehudi Menuhin/Constantin Silvestri/VPO - this is my most enjoyable Menuhin, Silvestri and the VPO do exactly what the 'accompanyment' should do, powerful playing but not overwhelming. Menuhin is sheer class in this recording, I would go so far as to say his finest recording, and one of my top tens. Great ride, relentlessly beautiful.
Quote from: dirkronk on January 09, 2010, 10:15:39 AMOK...so based on Sarge's comments and Sorin's reactions, Zehetmair is definitely going on my must-hear list.Dirk
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