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Violin Concerti
Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Chung
Violin Concerti
Genre: Classical
 
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Kyung-Wha Chung seems to have disappeared from the new release racks, which is a pity. She's a super violinist, and during the '70s and '80s her recordings were almost invariably greeted with critical acclaim, or at the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Chung, Dutoit, Osm
Title: Violin Concerti
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028941001122

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Kyung-Wha Chung seems to have disappeared from the new release racks, which is a pity. She's a super violinist, and during the '70s and '80s her recordings were almost invariably greeted with critical acclaim, or at the very least respect. This particular coupling offers fine interpretations of two repertory chestnuts, excellently recorded and marvelously played. She ain't Heifetz, maybe, but then again, who is? Take her on her own considerable terms, and enjoy these lovely performances. --David Hurwitz

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Full of Passion
J. Buxton | Waltham, MA United States | 01/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David Hurwitz, the Amazon reviewer, says Chung is no Heifetz. Well thank goodness because Heifetz's interpretations leave me cold in their technical bravura. While his technique may have been perfect, his recordings miss some of the passion. Chung's Tchaikovsky is full of feeling and passion, not to mention incredible bravura. Particularly in the final movement she dazzles and completely overwhelms you with her artistry. I prefer this version to her earlier version Tchaikovsky with Andre Previn. Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Orchestra are sensitive not to overpower Chung, yet the full, rich sound we have come to expect from them are there when needed. It is too bad she has disappeared from the recording scene."
One of her bests
twofinedays | seoul, Korea | 04/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my most favorite disc among Chung's many excellent records.
Specially for Tchaikovsky, it seems like the characters of the piece and the player has come to such a match. There're tons of records for this much loved concerto, and some can be told as more solid, powerful, and technically more brilliant; yet I wonder if there's one that can be a comparison to Chung's interpretation in the terms of passion and (more importantly) lasting frechness. She really makes this worn-out piece alive and dynamic.
Menselssohn is wonderful too. This another too-often-played music is so lovely in itself that it is even more difficult to find the orginal colour and understanding of a player's own. And Kyung Wha Chung manages it up to such an extend."
Lyrical majesty - Real music
twofinedays | 05/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is music that touches the heart. It seems to flow from the speakers and into the listener. Wonderful violin tone, a spacious recorded ambience, and virtuoso playing - these are there but are secondary to the musical experience. Hard to believe that this was the first major recording of a young violinist. This is a keeper."