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|Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch, Unspecified|
Bruch, Brahms: Violin Concertos
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Sarah Chang records two of the most popular concertos of the violin repertoire, accompanied by the exceptional team of Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Sarah describes the Bruch as one of her favorite con... more »
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Sarah Chang records two of the most popular concertos of the violin repertoire, accompanied by the exceptional team of Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Sarah describes the Bruch as one of her favorite concertos. It was one of the first she played, and presented it at her Juilliard audition at the tender age of five. Sarah Chang is recognized as one of today's most captivating and gifted artists, possessed of astonishing musical insight, technical virtuosity, and emotional range. She has recorded exclusively for EMI Classics from the beginning of her career, and has produced a discography that includes the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvoøák, Paganini No.1, Prokofiev No.1, Shostakovich No.1; Goldmark, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, and Vieuxtemps No.5; as well as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole; Saint-Saëns's Havanaise, Introduction, and Rondo Capriccioso; and chamber music by Dvoøák, Tchaikovsky, Franck, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. "A flawless delivery, deep musical intelligence, and barely-contained expressive exuberance." (The Irish Times, Feb 2, 2009 on Sarah Chang's performance of the Brahms violin concerto)
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Classics Lover | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Sarah Chang for a quiet a while and it was a huge delight to find out that she had recorded two of the most popular concertos of the violin repertoire, accompanied by the exceptional team of Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. I have had the privilege to hear Sarah perform these concertos live so to have this recording part of my collection is a huge delight. Sarah's captivating live performance is brilliantly captured in this studio recording. You can hear Sarah's technical virtuosity as well as emotional range flow out of your stereo system. For a work that requires so much emotional depth, so much stamina and a lot of musical knowledge, Sarah Chang accomplishes such feats in this brilliant recording."
Beautiful and Refreshing!
Matthew Furr | Charlotte, NC USA | 11/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sarah and Masur make a great team! I was very excited to receive my order after watching the preview on [...]. I wasn't let down, as this is a magnificent album. I'm particularly fond of the second movement of the Bruch and the first and third of the Brahms. Just over the last few years have I come to appreciate classical music, which means I've been able to experience Chang's catalog in a short amount of time, and if it's possible, she keeps getting better! I highly recommend you pick up this album."
Sarah Chang - Something Missing
Brian Gustaaf | London | 02/07/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You can't fault the technical capability in her playing in these recordings but there is something missing in the musicality of these. These are romantic and passionate pieces of music but you get the feel that Sarah has not really related to these pieces, despite her long association with them personally. Also the vibrancy of the recording is also missing. Too clean. All in all, for such deeply powerfull pieces feels as if she has tamed rather than produced an interpretation that will be remembered."