RUSSIAN VIOLIN CONCERTOS Khachaturian, Prokoviev, Glazunov. Julia Fischer, Russian National Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg. Pentatone Classics SACD
Russian Violin Concertos
Aram Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor
1) Allegro con fermezza - cadenza by the composer - 14.54
2) Andante sostenuto (12.28)
3) Allegro vivace (9.16)
Serge Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, OP.19
4) Andantino – Andante assai (10.09)
5) Scherzo (Vivacissimo) (3.37)
6) Moderato – Allegro moderato – Più tranquillo (8.14)
Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82
7) Moderato (4.19)
8) Andante – - cadenza by the composer – (10.29)
9) Allegro (5.40)
Russian National Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg
Re-issue: This remarkable album marks the recording debut of German violinist Julia Fischer as well as the beginning of her extraordinary partnership with Russian-born conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Result in numerous PENTATONE releases before the conductor’s untimely death in 2011.
Together they tackle three Russian violin concertos which have been tragically overlooked, shedding new light on these masterpieces.
The best-known work on the album is Serge Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a tour de force which features Prokofiev’s satirical tendencies and lyrical talents in equal parts. Rounding out the selection is Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor, a triumph of Russian Romanticism which Fischer clearly relishes in this performance, declaring that the work was “absolutely delightful and rewarding for the instrument.”
A truly stunning debut album. The violin concertos of Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Glazunov are preserved in timeless beauy.
“Julia Fischer was about twenty-one when she made these recordings, which is all the more astonishing because in each work her interpretive acumen, sense of maturity and all-encompassing technique are qualities one associates with a seasoned master of this kind of challenging repertory.” Classical Net May, 2017
Pentatone Classics SACD PTC5186591
|Release Period||September 2017|