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|Ludwig van Beethoven, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim|
Itzhak Perlman & Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances 1 & 2
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Excellent performance of greatest of all violin concertos
Mike Powers | Woolwich, ME USA | 05/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Itzhak Perlman and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, recorded an excellent live performance of Beethoven's violin concerto - arguably the greatest violin concerto ever composed. Perlman plays the concerto with great versatility - he conveys a sense of virility in the first movement, an almost ethereal peacefulness in the Larghetto, and finally, a joyful, dancelike exuberance in the Rondo. The two Beethoven romances are no less outstanding. The musical dialog between Perlman and the BPO is exemplary. The CD's sound quality is very good, as are most EMI classical releases. However, in the violin concerto, Perlman does seem balanced too far forward in relation to the orchestra. It should be remembered, though, that this is a recording of a live concert, where engineering allowances are sometimes made for the sake of audiences. The quality of the listening experience doesn't seem to suffer too much from this imbalance. This version of Beethoven's violin concerto and romances is a good choice, and is certainly recommendable."
Better than previous Guilini recording
Francisco Yanez Calvino | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perlman outdoes his own previous recording with Giulini. Even though I'm not a big fan of Barenboim, this recording is outstanding. The Berlin Philharmonic sound awesome and it is one of the best "live" recordings I've run across. But Perlman is simply divine. The man is a genius. Buy this!"
Great performance, terrible sound
J. Luis Juarez Echenique | Mexico City | 05/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What a pity that this recording is ruined by the most ridiculous balance between soloist and orchestra imaginable. Perlman is so much to the front, that he seems to be playing a 20-feet long violin. This may have been acceptable in 1930 but certainly not today. EMI engineers should hear some BIS recordings from Sweden."