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BRAHMS, J. / SCHUMANN, R.: Violin Concertos (Kaler)


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BRAHMS, J. / SCHUMANN, R.: Violin Concertos (Kaler)

One of the most popular concertos in the repertoire, Brahms’ Violin Concerto was completed in 1878 and dedicated to his friend Joseph Joachim, whose cadenza is heard on this recording. An essentially lyrical work, the Concerto includes a slow movement of great beauty, which gives way to a Hungarian-style finale of mounting excitement. Schumann’s thoughtful and poetic Violin Concerto was not performed until 1937. In spite of the enthusiastic advocacy of Yehudi Menuhin, who saw in the Concerto a link between Beethoven and Brahms, it remains to this day an underrated work with many passages of great beauty.

Brahms, Johannes

  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
1.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:23:27
2.   II. Adagio 00:10:16
3.   III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 00:08:26

Schumann, Robert

  Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. posth.
4.   I. In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo 00:14:28
5.   II. Langsam - 00:05:44
6.   III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell 00:09:52

Total Playing Time: 01:12:13

Brahms, Johannes; Schumann, Robert

Inkinen, Pietari

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kaler, Ilya

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570321

Barcode: 0747313032174

Physical Release: 09/2008

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