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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Overtures
Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Efrem Kurtz, Andre Previn
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Overtures
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Efrem Kurtz, Andre Previn, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony Orchestra
Title: Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Overtures
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Label: EMI Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 8/14/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Theatrical, Incidental & Program Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Strings, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724357451925

CD Reviews

Sloppy and distant
Mark McGlone | San Diego, CA USA | 08/09/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Years ago in the pre-internet days, I used to buy classical music albums at a used record store for a couple of bucks each. It was there that I came across a Pinchas Zuckerman Mendelssohn Violin concerto album from the sixties. Even though I didn't (and still don't) know a lot about classical music, I was really impressed and played it frequently. Then I bought a CD player and got rid of all my LPs. Very stupid. Technology doesn't always make things better.

Recently, I started listening to classical music again, and found this CD. It wasn't Zuckerman, but I knew Menuhin was considered one of the greats so I bought it.

It's not terrible, I guess. There are problems though. Menuhin's violin sounds like it was recorded from a hundred yards away. His playing is sloppy in spots, and it's not nearly as crisp and emotional as Zuckerman's. It sounds like Menuhin is playing it as a technical excercise, and none too successfully. After buying this I learned that Menuhin's playing went into decline following the mid-fifties.

Find Zuckerman's recording instead."