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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor / Violin Concerto in E minor,Op.64 ~ Mullova / Marriner

Felix Mendelssohn , Neville Marriner , Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields , Viktoria Mullova Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro Molto AppassionatoViktoria Mullova12:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 2. AndanteViktoria Mullova 7:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro Non Troppo - Allegro Molto VivaceViktoria Mullova 6:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.Posth. - 1. Allegro MoltoViktoria Mullova 9:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.Posth. - 2. AndanteViktoria Mullova 9:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Performer: Viktoria Mullova
  • Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Audio CD (February 8, 1991)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips Import
  • ASIN: B000004133
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful! December 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I'm surprised that no one has yet to rate and review such a wonderful album... mullova proved her worth as one of the world's leading violinist, alongside with her other recordings of Bach, Brahms and Sibelius.
Her tone is warm and techniques are quite unquestionable. This is a must-have Mendelssohn violin concerto recording even if you have gotten Cho-Liang Lin, Kyung-wha Chung's versions.
delightfully recorded together with the lesser-known violin concerto in Dm with string orchestra. I have other recordings ( Grumiax, Takezawa, Zimmerman and recently Angele Dubeau under the Analekta label) of this work which Mendelssohn wrote when he was 14 but none beats this one!
Vengerov, Sarah Chang's are also good but this is THE mendelssohn violin concerto!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive and warm reading December 26, 1998
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This artist has carptured the warmth and depth of the work. The Academy's support is both strong and respectful. A solid performance and an essential for any collectors. New, fresh and a joy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Four Ms September 24, 2010
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5 stars

It's interesting to note that all of the best recordings of Mendelssohn's evergreen Violin Concerto are played by violinists whose last names begin with M. They are: Mullova, Mutter, Menuhin, and Milstein. Two women and two men. This one, with Viktoria Mullova, is one of the best. Her playing and intonation are rock solid, while she displays great fexibility of phrasing, presenting each point of the thrice familiar score with total conviction. Everything works wonderful well, and the overall impression is of a seamless, perfect performance of warmth and humanity. The very first entry of the soloist inmmediately conveys a feeling of mastery and identification with the music. It's an impression that one can't explain or prove; just listen, and it's there. A good example is Mullova's performance of the cadenza, which is played with complete logic and balance of phrasing while using just enough, but not too much, passion. The orchestra under Marriner is excellent, and the engineering projects perfect balance between soloist and ensemble.

The bonus is a rare and perfectly realized performance of the early D Minor Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn's 13th year. Mullova and Marriner take this work seriously and gracefully allow the young genius his personal voice in a natural way so that we see the promise of greatness. It may start sounding like a study of Bachian style, but soon becomes the voice of the composer who will write the Rondo Capricioso for piano and the Octet for strings. Again, sound is perfect in a totally satisfying release.
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