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BERIOT: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 8 and 9
Alfred Walter, Charles August de Beriot, Rtbf Orchestra
BERIOT: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 8 and 9
Genre: Classical
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Excellent for listening if learning the concerto
Scott68 | 10/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This recording of the de Beriot violin concertos is technically superb. If you are a violinist learning any of the three concertos featured, this is an excellent aid. However, if you are not a violinist, and are just looking for something to listen to, I feel it is a little dry musically speaking, though it is otherwise flawless."
Masterful exhaustive violin study...good orchestral build
Scott68 | 10/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The performance is almost of the order of progression of a Paganini concerto. This piece includes much of the range voice and techniques that a violin can be made to accomplish. The concerto "story" is secondary to the violin theatrics ... the listner will be pleased with most passages. Easily heard logical progression of moods and expression. Strong fiddle skills to be appreciated."
Maximum Indulgence!
Scott68 | Columbus, Ohio United States | 10/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"DeBeroit, teacher of the wonderful Vieuxtemps...I love this man, More people should know about his music! Like Paganini, these concertos offer great melodies in addition to difficult technical demands. Listening to them, maybe one can listen for Paganini's influence (what Paganini did with the violin must have redefined the standatd for violin playing at the time). The ninth concerto here is one of the most over-looked works in the entire violin repitoire.I remember the first time I heard Nishizaki on the radio and wondering who it was. I have always enjoyed Nishizaki's playing on the naxos label. Here Nishizaki effectively shows yet again her ability to play convincingly and with a sweet tone. Overall, this is a great recording of some very overlooked violin music. I only really do a cd review if I have something for a long time and still think its great after many listening sessions. I give this CD four stars because concertos one and eight only partially held my attention. Anyone who buys this CD will be indulging their violin cravings, and in doing so they can expect to be presented with some strong musical substance played with color and finesse.For more deBeroit, get Perlman's great CD, "Concertos from my Childhood" which contains "Scene de Ballet". If you like this cd alot also try the first five concertos of Vieuxtemps, you will not be disappointed."