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|Antonin Dvorak, Zubin Mehta, New York Philharmonic|
Dvorák: Violin Concerto, Op.53
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Dvorak, Midori, Metha
Lawrence B. Orcutt | Lancaster, California United States | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A picture is worth a thousand words.The combination once again of Midori and Zubin creates the possibility of their individual magic. Unleashing their talents upon the likes of Dvorak is magic and magic is what this listener can get lost in. It goes without saying that Midori brings to her violin the energy and passion of a triathilon athelete. Music is mathematics. Listen carefully and you'll hear Midori following Metha's "beats" of rhythm as if in a play. Each note has a place. Each note is placed. Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. If you like magic; you'll be magically carried away. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Picture yourself transformed as I am by this work of art."
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Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 04/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are soloists and conductors who through time seem to be partnered beyond the convenience of recording companies or the media, musical partnerships that are readily apparent when they perform together either live or on recordings. Such is the case for Midori and Zubin Mehta. Though this recording dates back to 1989 is still remains a special excursion into the works of Dvorak that the two artists visited often - and still do.
Yes, there are recordings of the 'Violin Concerto in A minor' that have more fire and robust romanticism. But here Midori, still quite young, uses her gentle silvery tone to fine advantage and the support from Mehta and the New York Philharmonic is gracious.
Far more successful is the performance of the 'Romance for violin & orchestra in F minor', a work that obeys the talents of Midori in the chamber-like setting of a smaller scale (the piece was originally the Andante movement of Dvorak's String Quartet No. 5). This is a sweetly sensuous performance with the soloist in perfect balance with the orchestra.
Mehta concludes the recording with one his often played works in his repertoire, the Carnival Overture, and it is a terrific, ringing display of orchestral color and pyrotechniques. In all, this is an album worth owning, especially for the very sensitive Romance! Grady Harp, April 06"
Romance is to die for
Lawrence B. Orcutt | 06/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Track 4 -- Dvorak's "Romance" -- is the highlight of this wonderful album, and nobody could play it better than Midori. It is ethereal, and performed so beautifully. Buy this CD and listen to track 4. You will be glad you did."