Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, James Levine, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra|
Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
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Heifetz or Oistrakh instead.....
Gorky | 04/23/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Perlman spends his time in virtuosity, but the issue is more with the orchestra where Levin's direction is totally neutral, lifeless and even boring in some moments... Definitely try the Grumiaux version, Oitrakh (EMI) or Heifetz (Sony). Personnaly i like the power and fantastic sound deployed by Oitrakh's violin in all his records, certainly the most impressive: this man had an incredible force in his arm to play so nicely and he is unique. Heifetz (Sony) is different and in the fourth and fifth concerto, so emotional that you listen the records everyday with the same admiration and emotion. Then you realize why Mozart was unique, and also why he deserves that artists make the effort at least to be lively when playing his music and not monotone. Mozart violin concertos are uncomparable, and I would advise staying away from this record."