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BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos / MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Heifetz) (1946-53)


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BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos / MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Heifetz) (1946-53)

One of the great 20th century violinists, at his best Heifetz played the concerto and sonata repertoire with a strong command of structure, minute attention to detail and an unequalled sensuous beauty of tone. Although Heifetz regarded the music of Mozart and Bach as integral to his repertoire, his style was grounded in a Romantic sensibility that sometimes courted controversy. Of the Mozart Concertos, Heifetz favoured the D major, K218 (recorded on Naxos 8.110941) and the A major, K219, which is heard on this re-issue in the second of three he made. Heifetz recorded the two Bach solo concertos only once. On these and his first recording of the Double Concerto, Heifetz’s playing (of both parts) is typically elegant and emotionally charged.

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041
1.   I. Allegro 00:03:45
2.   II. Andante 00:06:24
3.   III. Allegro assai 00:03:51
  Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
4.   I. Allegro 00:07:32
5.   II. Adagio 00:05:34
6.   III. Allegro assai 00:02:42
  Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
7.   I. Vivace 00:03:36
8.   II. Largo ma non tanto 00:06:31
9.   III. Allegro 00:04:46

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, "Turkish"
10.   I. Allegro aperto - Adagio - Allegro aperto (cadenza by Joseph Joachim) 00:09:41
11.   II. Adagio (cadenza by Joseph Joachim) 00:09:52
12.   III. Tempo di menuetto 00:06:35

Total Playing Time: 01:10:49

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Sargent, Malcolm; Wallenstein, Alfred; Waxman, Franz

London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra

Heifetz, Jascha

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Violinist

Genre: Concerto

Period: Baroque; Classical

Catalogue No: 8.111288

Barcode: 0747313328826

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions

Physical Release: 05/2008

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