Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Felix  Mendelssohn, Edouard Lalo, Ernest Chausson|
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Ryan Kouroukis | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 02/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this disc for Enescu, because I wanted to learn from and feel his genius. It turned out that I got the genius of Menuhin as a bonus!
When I listened to the Mendelssohn, I was struck at the utter humbleness and humility of the orchestra and solo playing. Not one moment of attraction to itself! The quiet seetness of it's melodious profound message is unlike any other recording I've ever heard. Menuhin and Enescu equal each other out into something which is difficult to describe!
The Lalo I had never heard before. A thoughtful and characteristic piece, with much meaning which I can't seem to grasp yet. There are some moments that really speak, but it'll take a few more listenings for me to get it. (Apparently it was the very first recording that included all 5 movements.)
Then came the Chausson. It blew me away. The mystery and power Enescu brings is incredible! Enescu finally reveals himself! It's a really great performance, and Menuhin understands it's flowing depth. I'm so glad they included it at the end of the disc, it's a perfect top off!
Naxos did a fine job in the sound department. Loud and clear.
The Mendelssohn was recorded in 1938 and the Lalo and Chausson in 1933.
A very interesting, worthwhile and splendid historical disc to study!"