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WALTON, W.: Violin Concerto / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Heifetz) (1950-1954)

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Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111367
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Violinist
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William Walton’s Violin Concerto, heard here in its revised version in a now legendary recording conducted by the composer, was undoubtedly Jascha Heifetz’s most successful commission. Like the other Romantic works on this disc by Camille Saint-Saëns and Christian Sinding, it perfectly suited Heifetz’s polished elegance and scintillating virtuosity. Written for and premièred by Heifetz, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Second Violin Concerto was described by the composer as ‘a kind of Biblical concerto, an evocation of times in the glorious past’. Although the work predates the composer’s Hollywood days by seven years, any one of the three movements, which portray the Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and

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Work/Track Title Time
WALTON, W.: Violin Concerto / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Heifetz) (1950-1954) 1:17:25   
  Violin Concerto          
      I. Andante tranquillo 9:49       
      II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana 5:50       
      III. Vivace 11:14       
  Havanaise, Op. 83 9:19       
  Suite im alten Stil, Op. 10          
      I. Presto 1:46       
      II. Adagio 5:20       
      III. Tempo giusto 4:40       
  Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 66, "I profeti" (The Prophets)          
      I. Isaiah: Grave e meditative 12:23       
      II. Jeremiah: Espressivo e dolente 9:34       
      III. Elijah: Fiero e impetuoso (ma sostenuto e ben marcato il ritmo) 7:30       
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