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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 / Romances for Violin and Orchestra: No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40; No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
Ludwig van Beethoven, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 / Romances for Violin and Orchestra: No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40; No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
Genre: Classical
 
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Somewhat unusual, but wonderful nevertheless
Derek Lee | St. Paul, MN USA | 02/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Zukerman's playing here is absolutely beautiful. Every note he plays seems perfectly, beautifully articulated. The tempos here are taken somewhat slower than customary, but I feel that this is the only way it could have been done: any faster, and Zukerman's supremely elegant, deeply expressive playing would have seemed rushed. It seems to me that most people think that the concerto is a virtuoso piece, which is the way it is normally performed, but here is revealed something profoundly deeper than the somewhat trivial flashiness that most are used to. The Chicago Symphony in some parts is a bit imprecise (at least, that is what I hear), but Barenboim does a fine job conducting, with a broad, expansive style that complements Zukerman's violin playing perfectly, I think. I feel most wonderful is the third movement. The Romances are not as profound as the Concerto, but they are played very well too, and complement the expansive, "romantic" (I put this in quotations because it seems every person has very different definitions of what is romantic) interpretation of the Concerto."
Pinchas Zukerman/Daniel Barenboim/CSO Combo
Ho J. Kim | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barenboim/CSO works as a one sound all the time.
With Zukerman's romantic violin sound, it's a masterpiece.
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Beethoven Violin Concerto
Dean Book | 04/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this as a present for my mother and she loves it. Beethoven only wrote on Violin Concerto, but this is a good one and a great performance. I love Beethoven so much, that I even got the complete Beethoven Collection from Brilliance Collections."