Bruch & Hindemith Scottish Fantasia & Violin Concerto Hybrid Stereo SACD
Hybrid Stereo SACD!
Originally recorded in 1962 by Decca Records, this classic recording features
the conducting talents of Jascha Horenstein and Paul Hindemith accompanied by
the London Symphony Orchestra. The works on this record are splendid examples of
19th and 20th century virtuoso concertos and if not for their great difficulty
they would surely be performed more often.
This Hybrid Stereo SACD Also features one of this century's finest violinists:
David Oistrakh. Oistrakh's performance here is a complete revelation.
Hindemith's concerto has never before blossomed into such rewarding lyricism.
Even the orchestral contribution under the composer himself is strikingly
passionate and with the soloist to provide many moments when the ear is ravished
by the beauty of phrasing and inflection, the listener has much to enjoy.
The recording is one of the very finest ever made of the combination of solo
violin and orchestra. The Oistrakh/ Horenstein performance completely displaces
its competitors. It is marvelously well recorded — Oistrakh has never sounded so
real on a disc before — and the reading owes nearly as much to the conductor as
the soloist. The expansive dignity of the opening of the brass sets shows
immediately how fine the orchestral contribution is going to be and Oistrakh's
playing throughout is ravishing, raising the statue of the work immeasurably.
The slow movement is especially memorable. This release is destined to become an
Max Bruch / Paul Hindemith, composer
Jascha Horenstein, conductor
David Oistrakh, violin
The London Symphony Orchestra
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
Scottish Fantasia Op. 46 – Bruch
1. Adagio Cantabile
3. Andante Sostenuto
4. Finale (Allegro Guerriero)
Violin Concerto (1939 – Hindemith)
5. Massig Bewegte Halbe