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Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Fritz Reiner
Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Genre: Classical
 
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The Tchaikovsky offers dazzling technical challenges and heart-on-sleeve emotional ups and downs. The Mendelssohn is Olympian, cool, beautifully formed--music that is immediately recognizable as the work of the composer wh...  more »

     
   
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The Tchaikovsky offers dazzling technical challenges and heart-on-sleeve emotional ups and downs. The Mendelssohn is Olympian, cool, beautifully formed--music that is immediately recognizable as the work of the composer who produced the magical Midsummer Night's Dream music. Jascha Heifetz is equally at home with Tchaikovsky's fervor and Mendelssohn's calm. --Joe McLellan
 

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What most people say isn't always right.
K. H. Lee | 10/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This disc is only for the Heifetz devotees. Reviews written here are biased. If you have little knowlege about Heifetz, there's a great chance that you will be disappointed. Yes, tastes differ but this kind of interpretation is SURELY not for the majority. Too much ego...
Was he the greatest master of violin technique? Only in terms of articulation. He was a shredder. He could play faster than anyone else in his time. You can say that he's a Paganini of the 20th century. But is that a big deal in the 21st century? David Oistrakh had what he didn't; luscious tone, self-effacing playing, insight and love for the music. He was musicians' musician and a true servant of composers. I recommand his recordings over any Heifetz.
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