- Audio CD (Jan 16 2001)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal Music Group
- ASIN: B000056TKI
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
|1. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegro Molto Appassionato|
|2. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Minor, Op. 64: Andante|
|3. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace|
|4. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26: Vorspiel. Allegro moderato - attacca:|
|5. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26: Adagio|
|6. Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26: Finale. Allegro energico - Presto|
Two of the most beautiful pieces ever written, together in one cd and featuring one of the best performers of our time: buy it--you won't be sorry.
My favorite recordings of the wonderful Bruch Concerto One are by Kyung Wha Chung and Pinchas Zukerman who both played with incredible beauty. What I found liberating about this recording is Ms Mutter's willingness to stretch out with her feelings. I think that she recieves alot of criticism for her personalized interpretations that stray from the composer's intent but come on, who wants to her it played the same way over and over? I believe this is her intention: to deliver a highly personalized performance full of an individualized style. That is certainly the case here, Ms Mutter delivers a wonderful Bruch that is expanded with her ideas especilly with respect to rythm and tempo.
An individualized approach to a great work keeps the piece fresh as though it were a different piece of music, I still enjoy listening to this recording after many years of listening. Other than that, we get to look at another photo of her gorgeous face and that is another bonus for me.