INKPOT#79 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto – Francescatti/Columbia SO/Walter. SIBELIUS Violin Concerto – Oistrakh/Philadelphia/Ormandy (Sony Essential Classics)
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
ZINO FRANCESCATTI violin
Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno WalterJEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
DAVID OISTRAKH violin
Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy
SONY Essential Classics SBK 47659
by the Inkpot Sibelius Nutcase
Hmm, until I decided to review this, I hadn’t realised that both these concerti were based in D. What is the relationship – Although there are more refined recordings of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, this performance is by no means lacking in the work’s particular brand of Beethovenian grace. The miking of the orchestra brings it somewhat artificially into the fore – the same happens for the Sibelius – but the effect seems to make the overall sound stronger (if not entirely natural).
Zino Francescatti belongs, at least now, to that spec The power, excitement and intensity of this recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto is such that it really feels
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