Sibelius Violin Concerto 180g LP Speakers Corner
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Violinist David Oistrakh joins the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene
Ormandy for this recording of compositional works by Jean Sibelius.
Not always do composers of instrumental works take the playability of their
ideas into consideration. Jean Sibelius – himself an excellent violinist – must
have been aware of the enormous challenges to the soloist, but he did not,
however, envisage that the première of his violin concerto would be badly
received due to the inadequacy of the violinist. That his op. 47 would become a
showpiece of romantic violin repertoire is certainly not only due to the
first-class soloists of our time, but also thanks to the work’s broad and
expressive melodies. In the short introduction of the second movement, the
leaping intervals of the violin – as though from nowhere – develop into a broad
symphonic dialogue with a late-romantic inflection, which is unleashed to create
an emotional climax in the 20-bar main theme of the second movement. Seemingly
purposely written for the nimble fingers of the world-class violinist, David
Oistrakh and the evenly matched Philadelphia Orchestra present a superbly
virtuosic and powerful rendering right up to the rousing finale. As an encore we
hear "The Swan Of Tuonela" sing its tender, sublime song in a substantial solo
on the cor anglais.
This Speakers Corner production was manufactured 100% analogously, with the use
of the analogue mastertape and analogue mastering.
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• Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes
David Oistrakh, violin
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Adagio Di Molto
III. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo
From Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22:
I. The Swan of Tuonela