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BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS: Violin Concertos (Heifetz) (1939-1940)

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig vanBrahms, Johannes
Artist(s)
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.110936
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Peter Dobrin,Sunday Philadephia Inquirer,

"The rap on Heifetz, that he could be a cold player, has endured. And these recordings won't do much to change that impression. Heifetz, to be sure, was a technically superior musician who doled out expressiveness in modest doses. But no violinist to this day has produced a tone that vibrates with more vitality, and Mark Obert-Thorn's restoration of a March 11, 1940, Beethoven concerto with the NBC and Toscanini in Studio 8-H captures that glorious quality.

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Review By Michael Anthony,StarTribune,May 2001

"Heifetz looms large in 2001, the centennial of his birth. An online auction house sold off a cache of Heifetz memorabilia in February, including the alligator briefcase he used to carry his music; next month, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival will devote two weeks of concerts, repertoire and films to Heifetz.

"And now in record stores on the budget-priced Naxos label are seven CDs containing many of the violinist's early concerto recordings and shorter pieces supported by some of the foremost conductors of the 20th century: Arturo Toscanini, John Barbirolli, Thomas Beecham and Pierre Monteux among them....

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