Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Bruch, Suwanai, Marriner|
Violin Concerto 1 / Scottish Fantasy
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Clean and pure
Joseph Smith | Charlotte, NC United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the dozens and dozens of recordings availible for this piece, I have to say this is probably the best one I have ever heard. Especially from someone like me, who has about nine recordings of every violin concerto ever written. I have, among others, a Pearlman, Zukerman, and Mutter recording of this peice, yet this seemingly unknown recording has a unique characteristic: Ms. Suwanai's cleaniliness of the notes and preciceness of the music. This peice can sound unbeleivably messy, especilly in the third movement, if the notes are passed over with no regard, yet every note is given individual attention, and yet every musical phrase is brought out to highlight the thick, romantic texture of the peice. Ms. Suwanai's particular attention to every detail makes this recording of the Bruch one of, if not the, best recordings on he market."
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 11/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 (the best known of his three numbered violin concertos) and his Scottish Fantasy -- which is a violin concerto in all but name -- are, despite some virtuosic passages, inherently lyrical works. In this recording Akiko Suwanai responds to the lyricism of these works as naturally as a fish to water. As a first prize winner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition Ms. Suwanai clearly has a good command of technique, but in these performances she uses her technique to make her lyricism seem effortless. There are other outstanding performances of these two works by other violinists, but it is hard to think of them while listening to Ms. Suwanai spin out this lovely music with her own special touch."
Dianna C. | New York | 02/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I knew I was late in purchasing this item for Christmas and fully expected it to arrive within two weeks, but no sooner. I was so happily surprised to find it had arrived within the week of purchase. I found the product to be excellent in appearance, quality and sound. I am so pleased with my purchase and with the prompt customer service, I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again. The person for whom this gift was intended was also extremely pleased with their gift, with the sound quality and with it overall. Thank you for making shopping a pleasure, and worry and hassle-free!"