Hot on the heels of a similar title released by Radioservis (Roman Patooka, Prague Philharmonia), Supraphon has issued an album of the Violin Concertos
of Franti5ek Benda (1709-1786), featuring Ivan Zenaty.
She tried to inject some intensity but you couldn't help feeling that, with so many fabulous violin concertos
around, it was a shame she wasn't playing one of them on Wednesday.
Piano versions of violin concertos
by Bach and Beethoven (yes, there is indeed one of that insuperable masterpiece) inspired Lazic to realise his dream of interpreting the pianistic subtext of the violin concerto
Equally nocturnal and supernatural are Szymanowski's two violin concertos
, here performed by Alena Baeva, a sweet-toned violinist born in Kazakhstan in 1985, ably backed by a Polish ensemble.
You'd think the First Violin Concertos
from two of twentieth-century Russia's premier composers would be pretty much alike, especially as both Shostakovich and Prokofiev before him were in the vanguard of the modernist music movement.
Mozart wrote all five of his violin concertos
when he was just turning 20; because he loathed the job he held then as violinist to the archbishop, he never returned to the form.
His recordings of the Brahms and Beethoven violin concertos
have sold more than 100,000 copies and his landmark recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the best selling classical work of all time.
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): ``Berg/Britten: Violin Concertos
,'' Paul Watkins, conductor; Daniel Hope, violin (BBC Symphony Orchestra); ``Bliss: Piano Concerto,'' David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Peter Donohoe, piano (Royal Scottish National Orchestra); ``Carter: Piano Concerto,'' Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor; Mark Wait, piano (Nashville Symphony Orchestra); ``Mansurian: '.
Mozart wrote a total of five violin concertos
, all in Salzburg.
The core of Viotti's work is his twenty-nine violin concertos
, which span the entire breadth of his career.
The first recording of Foerster's violin concertos
is an event worthy of special attention thanks to the music itself, the performers, the exceptional collaboration between Supraphon and BBC Radio 3 and the logo of the Czech Ministry of Culture, which I assume means that after a long interval the state has supported a project from a purely private recording company.
That's going to change next Thursday, when the orchestra plays the popular Vivaldi violin concertos
on a program that also includes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (think, ``TA-DA-DA dah'').