Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Antonin Dvorak, Daniel Barenboim, London Philharmonic Orchestra|
Dvorák: Violin Concerto; Romance; Sonatina; 4 Romantic Pieces
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Glad I got a good recording
cappakis | Washington DC area, USA | 03/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I grew up listening to and playing classical music (in the amateur category), only recently have I started working on my own collection and expanding my exposure to different composers and performers. I was not previously familiar with these particular pieces, but I had all of Dvorak's symphonies, and loved them, so wanted to expose myself to his other works. However, I am a very recent graduate, which of course means very little money, so I was hesitant to purchase this recording because I knew I could get these pieces cheaper. I finally decided to get it through the prodding of my friend at the store, who said I couldn't go wrong with Itzhak. I have not been dissapointed with my purchase and would recommend this album to others."
Dvorak Concerto: A Romantic Masterpiece
D. Redfeld | Los Angeles CA USA | 09/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beautiful concerto I discovered when studying various famous violin pieces. A lovely work, similar in tone to Tchaikovsky's famous opus. Perlman's playing is, as expected, flawless and inspired. A terrific recording for an affordable price. And the Romance is also a gem!"
Slightly Disappointing Vln. Concerto, But Overall a Good Buy
TheMusicMan | Corvallis, OR | 09/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say, I was a little disappointed by this recording by the usually excellent Perlman. I also own the "Perlman Edition" CD with the paganini violin concerto, and on that recording Perlman's technique is flawless and his playing very emotive and tasteful. I can't help but find fault with this recording of the violin concerto however; it seems a bit sloppy and not as thought-through as it could be. In particular, the 1st mvmt contains quite a few notes noticeably out of tune and a few passages that seem a bit off. Besides these drawbacks though, it is still a very good performance. While for the most part the LSO plays beautifully, they are a bit sloppy in places, most noticeably on the first two notes, in which the timpani and strings are not very well in unison like they should be.
While a bit slow in parts, the romance is beautifully played and moves me every time I listen. Both the sonatina and the romantic pieces are standalone pieces in themselves that Perlman plays superbly.
Despite the slight faults in the violin concerto, overall it is a good recording, and i would still recommend this CD to anyone looking for all of these great dvorak violin compositions in one package. If looking for the best recording of the violin concerto out there, though, I might look elsewhere.."