Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Vln Ctos 4/5/Rondo Concertante


Price: CDN$ 9.94 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
3 new from CDN$ 9.94 5 used from CDN$ 2.72

Artists to Watch


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD (Jan. 30 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • ASIN: B00005NPJL
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,957 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante cantabile
3. III. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
4. I. Allegro aperto
5. II. Adagio
6. III. Rondeau (Tempo di menuetto - Allegro)
7. Rondo for violin and orchestra in B flat K269/261a
8. Rondo for violin and orchestra in C K373
9. Adagio for violin and orchestra in E K261

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Audio CD
The honesty and truth of his works is what made Mozart a genius and his music exceptional and not, as the previous reviwer has stated, his use of advanced 'modern' harmonic developments. Technical refinements, feeling, taste - these things, though important, should not be considered ends in themselves. Many classical collectors have lost sight of the real end admist these things. It is music's integrity, and in its instruction of moral truths that should be one's only worthy end. Many artists today can play with emotion, skill and taste, but as wise listeners we should understand that these things are secondary to the humanity and integrity displayed in performances of works that have been inspired by such important truths. Oistrakh, as few artists do (especially today) understands this. When he performs he is not engaged in intellectual exercise, rather he makes music as music should be made: he instructs and brings to life the transcendent truths that these masters of old have been appropriately called masters for.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Gulley Jimson on Nov. 26 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a beautifully played, selected, remastered, and priced recording of essential pieces of music.
I was wary of picking this up, because my experiences with budget classical releases have generally been bad: although the music is always wonderful, companies either get competent but uninspired performers, or transfer a legendary performer's recording (usually pretty old) to CD without taking any time to remaster it well.
Labels realize, I suppose, that there are two types of people who buy classical music: casual listeners that don't care about (or can't notice) such things, and a coterie of discerning obsessives who are willing to get fleeced for a good recording.
But EMI has actually done everyone a favor. This CD is a gift to a person starting a classical music collection, or anyone who just wants a beautiful recording of these pieces. Mozart's two greatest violin concertos are here, along with the alternate movements that he wrote for the same concertos - the disc actually fills its running time of 80 minutes, and it sounds glorious even on headphones. I'm not sure if it was a great remastering job or just an unusually sharp recording in the first place, but everything sounds bright and alive.
My knowledge of performers isn't that good, and I had never heard of David Oistrakh when I picked this up, but after a few listens I was convinced that he had to be a legend - which, unsurprisngly, he was (and is, I suppose). His tone is incredibly pure and smooth, and his playing retains the improvisatory feel of some of Mozart's continuously unspooling melodies while remaining disciplined and clear.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 9 reviews
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Nov. 26 2003
By Gulley Jimson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a beautifully played, selected, remastered, and priced recording of essential pieces of music.
I was wary of picking this up, because my experiences with budget classical releases have generally been bad: although the music is always wonderful, companies either get competent but uninspired performers, or transfer a legendary performer's recording (usually pretty old) to CD without taking any time to remaster it well.
Labels realize, I suppose, that there are two types of people who buy classical music: casual listeners that don't care about (or can't notice) such things, and a coterie of discerning obsessives who are willing to get fleeced for a good recording.
But EMI has actually done everyone a favor. This CD is a gift to a person starting a classical music collection, or anyone who just wants a beautiful recording of these pieces. Mozart's two greatest violin concertos are here, along with the alternate movements that he wrote for the same concertos - the disc actually fills its running time of 80 minutes, and it sounds glorious even on headphones. I'm not sure if it was a great remastering job or just an unusually sharp recording in the first place, but everything sounds bright and alive.
My knowledge of performers isn't that good, and I had never heard of David Oistrakh when I picked this up, but after a few listens I was convinced that he had to be a legend - which, unsurprisngly, he was (and is, I suppose). His tone is incredibly pure and smooth, and his playing retains the improvisatory feel of some of Mozart's continuously unspooling melodies while remaining disciplined and clear.
The 4th and 5th violin concertos mark the point when Mozart stopped performing these compositions himself, and handed over the reins to a more skilled violinist - and my god, they seem to have gotten very complicated. The development of the melodies occasionally moves into harmonic areas where it sounds like Mozart must have been writing in 20th century: and parts of the Turkish concerto, I swear, sound like they were picked up by Sibelius to use in Tapiola. But a genius, I suppose, is always writing modern music.
This is great recording and a wonderful value - you'll listen to it forever, I assure you.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The search stops here March 4 2007
By Sat Mad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm the type of listener that wants a quality reading of the essential pieces of music history so I can explore with the rest of my music budget for more obscure items. This way, when the satellite radio plays something outside of my preference, or a mood strikes, I'm covered.

With this purchase, my search for the two final Mozart violin concerti ceases. There may be a better violinist than Oistrakh, or one better suited for these pieces, or whatever disclaimer someone may want to put on it. I'm not buying it. I can now look for other pieces. Oistrakh is wonderful, the price is sentational (I used both the 4-for-3 and shipping bonuses as well), and the folks at EMI threw on three wonderful extras to extend the cd out to almost 80 minutes. Nice liner notes on the composer, violinist, and the music.

If you want to spend more for less, go ahead. But for someone who enjoys phenomenal violin music that has and will stand the test of time, this cd is a simple 5 star recommendation.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What A Spectacular Recording!! Aug. 29 2009
By Dick Buckley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Wow! I'm overwhelmed! This CD features not only two of the greatest violin concertos ever written, but they are played by perhaps the greatest violinist of the past 100 years! Many moons ago, when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I acquired a vinyl LP of David Oistrach playing something - I've long since forgotten what, but his virtuosity impressed me deeply. When I saw this CD, I decided immediately to purchase it just to see if my memory was correct, and to see how he measures up to the current violin icons, like Perlman and Bell, for instance. I was far from disappointed! David Oistrach plays with more passion and feeling than any fiddler that I know, before or after him.

To make it all the more irreplaceable, the geniuses at EMI have chosen Mozart's 4th and 5th Concertos to grace this recording. It almost goes without saying that they have selected two of the finest pieces of music ever written. How they can offer these masterpieces at this ridiculous price baffles me. Thank God for small miracles.

Get this CD while you can! You'll be glad you did.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There is no reason for not owning this March 17 2014
By Ralph Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As I write, these classic recordings from 1970 and 1971 are available on Marketplace for virtually nothing plus p&p. Take one the greatest violinists of the 20C directing indisputably the best orchestra of that era playing the two most popular of Mozart's violin concertos recorded in good, very slightly muzzy, analogue stereo sound in first class locations, throw in three favourite short bonus violin pieces and you have an irresistible, 77 minute package - especially when it is delivered to your door for close to free.

Oistrakh's deceptively relaxed manner is somewhat less brilliant than Grumiaux's, less adventurously indulgent than Mutter's and certainly more characterful than the recent disc I reviewed from Renaud Capuçon. Oistrakh's sweetness of tone and generosity of phrasing are abundantly apparent in these unhurried accounts and are of course best appreciated in the adagios; the extra tracks conclude with the alternative Adagio K.261 which, as the brief programme notes tell us, Mozart obligingly wrote for the first performer, Antonio Brunetti, court violinist to the Archbishop of Salzburg, who found the original (here restored) too "studied". Both are exquisite, especially when caressed by Oistrakh's Strad. Oistrakh had already had a serious heart attack and died only four years after these recordings; pair this disc with his famous account of the "Sinfonia concertante" with son Igor and Klemperer conducting.
a nice full number from this EMI discount label Oct. 17 2014
By TONY L. ENGLETON C.N.M.T. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
10-17-2014 Here is David Oistrakh leading the Berlin Philharmonic in the 4th and 5th Violin Concerti by Mozart. Additionally, on this CD are the Rondo Concertante, in B Flat K.269, the Rondo in C, K.373 and the Adagio in E, K.261. All these works Mozart wrote in his earlier years, the Concerti coming in a sequence behind the first three concerti and these three small pieces followed their 5 Concerti grouping. Total time for these works are 77:26, a nice full number from this EMI discount label. Oistrakh also conducts the Orchestra. These works were all recorded between November of 1970 and September of 71 in the BPO's old house. the sound is good, but just a tad pinched. Still, more than adequate for listening. The soloist comes through loud and clear, with the Berliners experiencing that little "squeeze play." I bought this reading in Sept. of 1999, and am just now sitting down to listen to it.

Artistic Impressions
Born in Odessa in the USSR in 1908, he died in 1976, but was a collaborator with both Shostakovich and Khachaturian, premiering the violin concerti of both of these contemporary composers. he was a specialist in both Mozart and Bach concertante and solo works involving the violin. Our soloist studied in the city Conservatory from 1923 to 1926, and his graduation program featured the Bach Chaconne, and the Concerto #1 of Prokofiev, with some fireworks pieces added in for good measure. In 1978, he played the Tchaikovsky D Major in Leningrad under Malko and then he was off and running. It wasn't until 1949, before he first appeared in the West, playing in Helsinki.
For his 60th birthday he offered to the audience in Moscow the Tchaikovsky D Major under Gennnady Rohzdestvensky, one of my very favorite Soviet era maestros. After suffering from a heart attack in 1964, he returned to work vigorously until felled by a second MI, in Holland and succumbed to it's effects in 1974, and died in that year at age 66. He was greatly mourned. His son, Igor, flowed in his father's footsteps but was no way as talented as his pop.
First up is the Concerto #4 in D running a tidy 25:10 and his conducting is quite good and the sense of "ensemble" is strong here. The leading from the solo instrument, be it a string instrument or a keyboard is a rarity in concert performances and a downright daring thing in recording, being seldom done, and I am puzzled as to why that is. here he seems to be as good as if he was acting only as soloist. One of the features of the Classical Era is just this arrangement, of which Mozart was a master.
this preeminent artist was a whiz in solo work, at which he excelled throughout his brief career. the cadenza in the 1st movement is entertainingly very well done, I was quite pleased with what I heard today. The pacing in the "Andante cantabile" is flowing and graceful, and a tad quicker than most. That, for me,, is the "Russian Blood" effect coming through. My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of hearing one of Oistrakh's many disciples and admirers, Vladimir Spivakov, play the 4th and 55th Concerti in San Jose back in the earlier 1990's and it reminder me of what a live Oistrakh must of sounded like in concert.
I would characterize his playing as a little more lyrical than Spivakov's but also with a carefully judged boldness mixed in. the results? Quite good and one that belongs on every one's shelves. The same can be said of the 5th as well. Known as the "Turkish" concerto, it is quite an upward step for Oistrakh, and u000ndoubtedly, is the composer's best concertante work for the fiddle and orchestra. Oistrakh recorded all 5 Concerti with the members of the BPO and the first 3 are also available at a greatly reduced price, used, from this site for under a few bucks. Don't delay, but pick these fine items A.S.A. P. and just sit back and enjoy, as I have already done, then write us as to your thoughts. I believe you'll be as satisfied as I was.
I carry around a mental top ten list of best Violin Concertos and the 5th is a member of that "best of" listing, along with the Concerti of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Bach etc. Quite a lofty grouping, eh? The only possible demerit this CD might have could be the overall sonic image we receive from the folks at EMI Records. However, as I stated earlier, it is a "flaw" I can live with. Written when the composer was barely out of his teens, these 1-5 and the filler pieces of music are exquisitely shaped, examined and presented with an unbeatable sense of grace and dignity. Mozart, judging from these fine performances, must of known he had written the masterpieces" they have since become known for. But whether or not he knew it, we DO see that these numbered works are amongst the best things he ever did.
My advise is to search out these 5 Concerti with the Berliners and collect them all.
I plan to add the 1 thru 3 Concerti on my next Amazon order, and I highly recommend you do the same. For now, best wishes for many hours of satisfying music, played by the legendary David Oistrakh. Good luck and God bless you all, Tony.
AMDG!


Feedback