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Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 / Piano Concerto, Op. 38 / Adagio for Strings
 
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Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 / Piano Concerto, Op. 38 / Adagio for Strings [Import]

Samuel Barber , George Szell , Leonard Bernstein , Eugene Ormandy , New York Philharmonic Orchestra , Cleveland Orchestra , Philadelphia Orchestra , Isaac Stern , John Browning Audio CD
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  • Performer: Isaac Stern, John Browning
  • Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Conductor: George Szell, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy
  • Composer: Samuel Barber
  • Audio CD (June 16, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00292BYQG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Violin Concerto, Op. 14: 1. Allegro
2. Violin Concerto, Op. 14: 2. Andante
3. Violin Concerto, Op. 14: 3. Presto in Moto Perpetuo
4. Piano Concerto, Op. 38: 1. Allegro Appassionato
5. Piano Concerto, Op. 38: 2. Canzone: Moderato
6. Piano Concerto, Op. 38: 3. Allegro Molto
7. Adagio for Strings (Or String Quartet; Arr. from 2nd MVT. of String Quartet), Op. 11
8. Second Essay, for Orchestra, Op. 17
9. The School for Scandal, Overture for Orchestra, Op. 5

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5.0 out of 5 stars Three of Barber's greatest works in exceptional recordings September 20, 2010
This CD collects three different recordings from different occasions and with different artists as well: Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, op. 14, the Cello concerto, op. 22, and the Piano concerto, op. 38.

The Violin concerto features Isaac Stern, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in a classic 1964 performance - still the one to have despite Hahn's hailed recording: Hilary Hahn - Barber & Meyer: Violin Concertos.

The Cello concerto was recorded in 1989 with Yo-Yo Ma and David Zinman. The orchestra is Baltimore symphony.

The Piano concerto, finally, is also a classic recording (1965): John Browning and George Szell, with The Cleveland Orchestra.

All these three recordings are first rate, both in terms of sound and in terms of interpretations - this is true even of Ozawa/Zinman's late recording.

The only rival to consider is Leonard Slatkin's recordings of the same works: Barber: Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; Piano Concerto. In the piano concerto, Slatkin has Browning as soloist, as in Szell's recording. But Szell's classic is the one to have. And the two other works in Slatkin's recording have lesser artists than those in the current collection. Thus I conclude that the present CD is the one to have.
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The violin concerto must go down as the best solo work with orchestra of the three that S. Barber wrote. Unfortunately, this statement could be tainted since I am a violinist. I find the piano concerto a dull piece although John Browning gives a marvelous performance of this. It's hard to believe that three violinists looked over the manuscript of the violin concerto and couldn't solve the complexities well enough to perfect the work. I like Stern's interpretation of this, but I prefer an even legato phrasing in the opening theme of the first movement intead of what sounds like a squeegee use of the bow over the eigth notes in a Heifetz type mannerism; otherwise, the rest of his playing is wonderful. Compare this to Joshua Bell's playing and you have two sides of the same coin.

The Adagio for Strings is played with a lush romantic sound that cannot fail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally issued! This is golden! October 30, 2013
By J. Lody
I have been waiting for these performances to be reissued, and now they're here!

The contrast between the two Barber concerti is amazing.

The Violin Concerto is a masterpiece of soaring emotion, elegiac melodies, and stirring climaxes.

The Piano Concerto is a barbaric tour de force that at some moments sounds like it could be played with sledge hammers rather than human hands.

These are the definitive recordings of the two Barber concerti, IMHO.

Especially Browning's barbaric performance, and especially in the finale.

Stern shines especially in the finale of the violin concerto as well.

If you love the Barber concerti, GET THIS!
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