Great Recordings Of The Century - Beethoven; Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Furtwangler, Menuhin
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- 製品サイズ : 13.97 x 12.55 x 1.14 cm; 94.97 g
- メーカー : EMI Classics
- EAN : 0724356699021
- レーベル : EMI Classics
- ASIN : B00000IOBJ
- ディスク枚数 : 1
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Yehudi Menuhin and Wilhelm Furtwängler, born a generation apart and separated by a world at war, were nonetheless musical and philosophical soulmates. Their recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, made seven years after they first met, is one of the treasures of the EMI archive, a testament to a bygone era of spontaneous and deeply subjective music-making. There is a nobility to the reading that has never been equaled, an unforced passion that would be difficult for any of today's musicians to duplicate. The monaural recording is remarkably fine, with satisfying depth and abundant detail. --Ted Libbey
Mendelssohn's Concerto is played beautifully and touching but it doesn't reach the peaks obtained in B's Concerto.
There is a tendency to compare any violinist's performance to that of Perlman's. I have both concertos performed by Perlman too, in the CD set: "the Virtuoso Violin". In B.'s Concerto Perlman produces beautiful sounds but less warmly, he didn't move my emotions as deep as Menuhin did. The 2nd movement of Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor Op.64, is one of the most beloved musical pieces. Perlman has a brilliant clear touching sound. Menuhin sounds somewhat opaque, but when he approaches close to the finale of this movement he reaches some of the heights of Beethoven's violin concerto which is breath taking. It's difficult to "pick a winner" since both soloists have their ups and downs, it seems to me that Menuhin is more spiritually rewarding.
I love this CD despite its occasionally inaccurate solo violin intonation even with its mono sound.