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Schnittke: Sonata for Violin & Chamber Orchestra / Concerto Grosso 6 / Weill: Concerto for Violin & Wind Orchestra / Takemitsu: Nostalghia
Judith Hall, Ian Hall, Barnaby Robson
Schnittke: Sonata for Violin & Chamber Orchestra / Concerto Grosso 6 / Weill: Concerto for Violin & Wind Orchestra / Takemitsu: Nostalghia
Genre: Classical
 
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A dazzling display! Conductor William Boughton and soloist Daniel Hope (along with the English Symphony Orchestra) put their spin on works for violin and chamber orchestra by Alfred Schnittke, Kurt Weill, and Toru Takemits...  more »

     
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A dazzling display! Conductor William Boughton and soloist Daniel Hope (along with the English Symphony Orchestra) put their spin on works for violin and chamber orchestra by Alfred Schnittke, Kurt Weill, and Toru Takemitsu. Soloist Hope's intonation and control are nothing short of phenomenal; indeed, he seems bred for just this kind of music. It should be said, however, that these works are very much in the postmodern vein and will not appeal to the average violin-and-orchestra enthusiast. Everything here requires concentration, especially from the listener. But perhaps the greatest surprise presented by this release is that Boughton and the ESO seem now to rival Pierre Boulez and groups such as Ensemble Modern for both competence and enthusiasm. This is a breathtaking achievement. --Paul Cook

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A CHAMPION OF THE CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN
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(5 out of 5 stars)

"" SAFE IN HIS HANDS...A CHAMPION OF THE CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN: The remarkable new talent of British violinist Daniel Hope has been launched skyward with a debut recording....Hope has undoubtedly gained invaluable insights into both Schnittke's personality and his music....the future of the contemporary violin is indeed safe in his hands."BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE"