Yogesh Kumar

 
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Vln Cto ~ Bela Bartok
Vln Cto ~ Bela Bartok
Bela Bartok was one of the most original composers of the 20th century. His music is tonal unlike that of Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils, although his sound is modern, dissonant and often barbaric. All this from a man who was actually an anchorite, a keen Nature lover, and adored children and animals. He didn't intend to write a second violin concerto. Rather he was wanting a set of variations for the violin. But the dedicatee of the concerto, Zoltan Szekely, would have nothing but a full sized concerto. Well, Bartok could make both the parties happy - he wrote a concerto which begins with a twelve-tone melody and then throughout the concerto he goes of creating fantastic variations of… Read more
Unpublished Recordings ~ Y/Boult;a-Menuhin;Y-Ro Menuhin
Unpublished Recordings ~ Y/Boult;a-Menuhin;Y-Ro Menuhin
4.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual and Mellow, Jan. 27 2004
Yehudi Menuhin made his debut at the age of 11 playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the legendary Fritz Busch conducting the New York Philharmonic. Yehudi loved the Beethoven concerto so much that he negotiated it with Frtiz Busch who had actually suggested Mozart's 5th violin concerto for the debut. Since then he has played the Beethoven countless number of times.
The CD contains the recording of the Beethoven concerto with Yehudi standing to play the violin and conducting his own orchestra. For a few minor orchestral lapses in the concerto, he didn't want it to be published/released. But this is one of the most elegant renditions of the Beethoven concerto I've ever heard. After… Read more
Vln Cto/Double Cto ~ Johannes Brahms
Vln Cto/Double Cto ~ Johannes Brahms
Yehudi Menuhin's Brahms Violin Concerto with Furtwangler is a singular performance - momentous. There is grandeur and life pulsating in Furtwangler's conducting. Brahms was a composer who thought in terms of the orchestra. So one cannot simply say that this is concerto merely for the violin. The orchestral passages that Brahms writes are sometimes celestial by the sheer passion and fierceness of music, and then there are moments of pleasant melancholy, sweet repose and heartbreaking nostalgia.
The breadth of emotions that Brahms brings needs a very imaginative playing. And Yehudi Menuhin is one of the most imaginative, original and musical violinists that the past century gave us. A… Read more