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Winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. His recent performances, including debut recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. and the Merkin Hall in New York, have enraptured both the audiences and the critics: “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the ... Read more in Amazon's Ray Chen Store

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  • Performer: Ray Chen
  • Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Audio CD (February 7, 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SONY MASTERWORKS
  • ASIN: B005UKH7F6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,634 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Violin Concerto in D major op. 35; Allegro moderato
2. Violin Concerto in D major op. 35; Canzonetta: Andante
3. Violin Concerto in D major op. 35; Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
4. Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64; Allegro molto appassionato
5. Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64; Andante
6. Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64; Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace

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Following the critical success of Ray Chen's solo album, Virtuoso, for which he received the prestigious 2011 German Echo Klassik Award, his new album, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos, is the young violinist's first concerto recording on the Sony Classical label. This release combines the Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn concertos, both of which have played a significant role in Ray's career so far. His superb performance of these works led to his triumph at two major violin competitions in 2008 he won the Yehudi Menuhin Competition performing the Mendelssohn Concerto, followed by the first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels a year later with the Tchaikovsky Concerto. Chen brings a fresh interpretation to these cornerstones of violin repertoire and finds a kindred spirit in conductor Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra a youthful performance that displays zest and energy. One of the most compelling young violinists today, Ray comments on the repertoire for his new album, "I chose these two concertos because I think I have something fresh to offer."

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Phil in Magnolia TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 26, 2012
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So when I get my e-mail newsletter this month from Gramophone Magazine it leads off with a short article on this disc, announcing that it is Gramophone's "disc of the month" and providing a handy link to the magazines review which is of course quite complimentary.

Soon I learn that Ray Chen played these two concertos at the Menuhin Competition in 2008 (Mendelssohn) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2009 (Tchaikovsky), and won first prize at both.

Two of my favorite classical pieces - it was almost automatic and took only a few clicks for me to order this disc from Amazon, and two short days later I was copying it to iTunes and putting it on my iPod to enjoy.

For comparison, my other recordings of these compositions include - Xue-Wei with Philharmonia Orchestra, Salvatore Accardo conducting, (Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto), Pinchas Zukerman with Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta conducting (Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto / Violin Concerto), Daniel Hope with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Thomas Hengelbrock conducting (Daniel Hope Plays Mendelssohn), and Viktoria Mullova with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner conducting (Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RSProds TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2012
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Five BRILLIANT Stars! Youthful violin virtuoso Ray Chen's latest recording, following his critically-acclaimed Virtuoso - Bach / Franck / Tartini / Wieniawski recording, takes us back to the two compositions which initially elevated his career, Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, op 64 which he masterfully interpreted in winning the 2008 Menuhin Competition and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major op 35 with which he won the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 2009 at age 20. 'De Standaard' called his winning interpretation "out of this world" and that sentiment is still in play as he and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of formidable maestro Daniel Harding give us an impressive performance of the Tchaikovsky. This is especially so for the high-wire act of the technically-demanding Allegro moderato movement, full of treacherous virtuosic cadenzas amid the repeated orchestral crescendos. Mendelssohn's sweet-themed, uniquely composed Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, op. 64, as Chen describes and plays it, is "elegant, aristocratic as it were", especially the Allegro molto appassionato movement with its bombastic and serene sections with Chen unleashing his kinetic firepower and nuanced gentleness; and the Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace movement full of beauty, grace, and a sprightly interior violin and orchestra unison theme. These are two marvelous interpretations of beloved violin concertos by legendary composers. Bravo, Ray, Daniel and the SRSO. Highly Recommended. Five MARVELOUS Stars (mp3 download of 2 concertos of 3 movements each + digital booklet; Time 63min:54sec. Ray Chen plays the 1721 "Macmilian" Stradivarius.)
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The first two movements of this Tchaikovsky Cto. feature the most subdued playing I've ever heard in this work, the polar opposite not just of Heifetz's razor-like intensity but also of Oistrakh's rich luxuriousness. It made me wonder if the most influential violinist for the younger generation might be Joshua Bell, with his elegant but rather faceless interpretations. clearly Ray Chen impresses those who know the instrument. Playing these two concertos he won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth and Menuhin competitions. This CD was just named The Gramophone's Recording of the Month, and with a Sony contract to is credit, Chen, now 23 and of Taiwanese-Australian extraction, is looking at a happy future.

But my reaction belongs to the "What's going on?" category. Chen's rendition of the Tchaikovsky is careful, thoughtful and not much else. The Gramophone finds something very alive and personal in an interpretation that seems almost anonymous to me. Daniel Harding's accompaniment keeps pace in its near somnolence. If your idea of Tchaikovsky is that his music should be stripped of all excitement and showmanship, this will be your dream recordings. I could hardly make myself pay attention.

The Mendelssohn adapts itself to quieter playing, and although Harding seems just as indifferent as before, Chen manages a degree of vitality. I won't downplay how clean and tasteful his playing is - there's not a trace of vulgarity - and the phrase-making is musical, no doubt. But I got the impression that Chen was playing for himself. We are miles away from Stern's exuberant recording with Ormandy, one of my touchstones in this work. The old order must give way to the new, so perhaps this kind of modest playing is up to date.
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