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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
The peerless artistry of Jascha Heifetz astounded all who heard him and compelled critics to invent new superlatives. This performance from September 1957 was an instant classic. Heifetz' playing is otherworldly, the orche... more »
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The peerless artistry of Jascha Heifetz astounded all who heard him and compelled critics to invent new superlatives. This performance from September 1957 was an instant classic. Heifetz' playing is otherworldly, the orchestra fiery and brilliant. And just wait until you hear the sound of this coming together of musical giants on XRCD2!
A magnificent piece of music
James J. Ugrin | Seattle | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have had a vinyl album copy of this recording for many years and find it to be superb. My album makes a few pops and hisses so I am going to get a CD version. This concerto is a piece of music that you can sit and listen to with earphones and get lost in it's beauty. I have three versions (2 CDs and a vinyl.) The CDs are by the Berlin Philharmonic and the Montreal Philharmonic and the vinyl is this one by the Chicago Symphony. They are all wonderful because the music is so good, but I think Heifetz plays the violin the best, and the Chicago Symphony is great too."
esseyo | Jersey City, NJ United States | 11/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Meticulous transfer process from master tapes. If you plan to get a CD version of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, I recommend this XRCD version. The sound quality and the playing blew me away. Heifetz plays it with intense fire and his tempo is fast but seems so natural that I can't listen to the slower tempos found on every other recording I've heard.
According to Wikipedia, he plays on a violin with a silver wound gut g-string, 2 gut middle strings, and a steel top string."