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VANHAL: Violin Concertos in G Major, B-Flat Major, and G Major

In October 1777, nearly two years after completing his five violin concertos, Mozart, himself a highly accomplished violinist, gave a performance as soloist of Vanˇhal’s Violin Concerto in B flat to ‘universal applause’. This impressive concerto, one of seventeen by one of the most prolific and popular Viennese composers of the late 18th century, is coupled with two other works also written before 1772. All three are  marked by elegantly sculpted lines calling for precision, beauty of tone and consummate musicianship. The slow movements are beautifully tailored to exploit the lyrical qualities of the violin, while the last movements demonstrate a strong kinship with the driving finales of Vanˇhal’s Symphonies (Naxos 8.554341, 8.554138 and 8.557483).


Vanhal, Johann Baptist

  Violin Concerto in G Major (Weinmann IIB: G3)
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:09:17
2.   II. Adagio 00:06:40
3.   III. Allegro 00:11:28
  Violin Concerto in G Major (Weinmann IIB: G1)
4.   I. Allegro moderato 00:07:21
5.   II. Andante 00:06:41
6.   III. Finale: Allegro 00:06:29
  Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major (Weinmann IIB: Bb1)
7.   I. Allegro moderato 00:08:33
8.   II. Adagio 00:05:38
9.   III. Allegro 00:08:19

Total Playing Time: 01:10:26






Composer(s):
Vanhal, Johann Baptist

Conductor(s):
Müller-Brühl, Helmut

Orchestra(s):
Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Artist(s):
Nishizaki, Takako

Label: Naxos

Series: 18th Century Classics

Genre: Concertos

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557815

Barcode: 747313281527

Physical Release: 10/2006

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