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  • Performer: Astrand; Tampere Philharmonic; Storgards
  • Composer: Gade; Lange-Muller; Langgaard
  • Audio CD (Aug. 25 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Mpd
  • ASIN: B002BHWKHQ
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,721 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb6164588) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0xb502a2b8) out of 5 stars Five Stars April 27 2015
By Azaz - Published on Amazon.com
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one of the loveliest compilations of romantic music; the Gade is enchanting.
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HASH(0xb4fff048) out of 5 stars Semi-precious Gems Dec 22 2012
By RJAdams - Published on Amazon.com
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Three violin concertos all written fluently for the violin, largely in a (Scandinavian/Central European) lyrical rather than dramatic vein. The Langgaard though essentially a one movement concerto under ten minutes is the most individual, definitely worth hearing, and the best reason to purchase this disc. The Gade and Lange-Mueller have striking moments as well but after three hearings are less memorable than other concertos of the type, such as the Mendelssohn or Bruch 1 and 2.

That said, how often do we need to listen to those venerable warhorses? The violinist Astrand has a sweet sound and great technique but lacks that last bit of oomph or temperament that distinguishes the greatest soloists. A Zino Francescatti or Jascha Heifetz (or perhaps the exciting Alina Ibragimova), accompanied by a top notch orchestra, might be able to make something more of these semi-precious gems.


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