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Brahms & Joachim Violin Concer

Barton; Chicago Symphony Orch. , Joachim; Brahms Audio CD

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Disc: 1
1. I. Allegro Un Poco Maestoso
2. II. Romanze: Andante
3. III. Finale Alla Zingara: Allegro Con Spirito
Disc: 2
1. I. Allegro Non Troppo
2. I. Allegro Non Troppo
3. II. Adagio
4. III. Allegro Giocoso, Ma Non Troppo Vivace
5. Cadenza-End Of First Movement

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Rachel Barton Pine, violon - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Carlos Kalmar, direction

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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding modern Brahms! Aug. 23 2008
By Benjamin D. Hoshour - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fabulous recording. Rachel Barton records for a small record company, but all of her discs have been spectacular and this is the best to date. This is Brahms with passion, fire, and technical elegance. The Joachim is the best on disc. Do yourself a favor and sample this little known violinist who deserves a much wider audience.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous May 24 2012
By Terry L. Rindfleisch - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD is simply a gem, a fabulous performance. A great contrast and influence shown by her choices. Saw her perform with La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and she performs with passion and great technical skill.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music Oct. 18 2013
By J. R. Brookens - Published on Amazon.com
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Rachel Barton Pine and Cedille Records --- what else is there to say? Wonderful recording. As always, her artistry is impeccable and Cedille's work is masterful.
4.0 out of 5 stars Drags Dec 10 2012
By Don in St Louis - Published on Amazon.com
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The performances and sound quality are much better than average but the conductor set a slow pace for the Brahms. To my mind the lethargic tempo sapped the composition of its urgency. If you're not familiar with other performances of the Brahms you may be entirely happy with this recording.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever of the Brahms! Sept. 23 2009
By Timothy R. O'Hanlon - Published on Amazon.com
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For me, the Adagio movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto is clearly about "tuning" or "attunement". It is constructed around or evolves out of four notes, which I'm guessing, if properly sustained, a string player could use to tune his or her instrument. String players generally tune their instruments by listening to one another; tuning requires that the notes be sustained long enough for the players, so one can hear the overtones or harmonics. For the listener, tuning has to do with the ear and how one hears the notes; attunement has to do with the heart and how it "feels" or resonates with the harmonics. When a violinist / conductor rushes this movement, as most do, the notes are dampened and not allowed to fully "bloom". The music may be well performed but is not as emotionally or intellectually "satisfying" as it could have been. Rachel Barton Pine's performance of this movement is the most "satisying" that I have ever heard; quite frankly, it is nothing short of heavenly! The other movements of the Brahms and Joachim Concerto are also masterfully interpreted and performed.

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