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do we really need another recording of Beethoven Violin Concerto? Yes! This one

 

Last year I raved about Patricia Kopatchinskaja (and Peter Eotvos!) wonderful recording of a trio of Hungarian violin concertos from Bartok, Eotvos, and Ligeti, and said that her terse violing playing was perfect for contemporary music.

Her playing seems to work with Beethoven romantic music as well! She does not have the beautiful sweet sound that, for example, Hahn produces in her recording with Zinman, but the purity and delicacy of Ms K playing in the Larghetto is something to be heard and thanks to the usual top-notch engineering from Naive you do hear it all in spades. The band is the Orchestre des Champs Elysees directed by Philippe Herreweghe. If you are worried about gut strings and extreme tempi, fear not: the orchestra playing is not very different than you may have heard under Toscanini or Szell, which, for me, is a big compliment!

 

What cadenza does she use in the 1st movement?

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What cadenza does she use in the 1st movement?

honestly I had no idea, but since you asked, that is what I found in a review
 
Kopatchinskaja also plays her
own arrangements of Beethoven’s
original cadenzas written for his
piano arrangement of the same

work

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Kopatchinskaja is always interesting!

post #3034 of 3037
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Originally Posted by calaf View Post
 
honestly I had no idea, but since you asked, that is what I found in a review
 
Kopatchinskaja also plays her
own arrangements of Beethoven’s
original cadenzas written for his
piano arrangement of the same

work

 

Awesoooome. This is what Tetzlaff does in his recording with Zinman. I'll have to pick this up now, as it's an approach I like better than the typical über-Romantic efforts that get tagged on.

post #3035 of 3037
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 

 

Kopatchinskaja is always interesting!


A very enjoyable performance! That was engrossing.

Shame about the video editing. I think they overdid the effects and transitions which unfortunately distracts from the musicians' performances - they even have some 'shaky cam' effects in some sections!

 

Beethoven's violin concerto is one of those pieces which I don't particularly go out of my way to put on my playlist. But like Saint-Saëns' symphony 3, whenever it comes on, I end up enjoying it immensely.

post #3036 of 3037

Ok so last night my hand slipped on the mouse and I preordered the mercury living presence vol 3. on amazon.it.:) Came to about £70 inc. delivery (arriving around 20-24 March). Pretty happy with that as it goes for about £100 on UK amazon. Also got this from the uk site.

 


They sound quite different to the Emerson string quartet which I've been mostly familiar with. The reviews seem to favour Borodin's renditions, but I'm still familiarising myself. I do like their Beethoven quartets though.

 

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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

Ok so last night my hand slipped on the mouse and I preordered the mercury living presence vol 3. on amazon.it.:) Came to about £70 inc. delivery (arriving around 20-24 March). Pretty happy with that as it goes for about £100 on UK amazon. Also got this from the uk site.

 


They sound quite different to the Emerson string quartet which I've been mostly familiar with. The reviews seem to favour Borodin's renditions, but I'm still familiarising myself. I do like their Beethoven quartets though.

 


Interesting..for me it's the other way around..

 

Borodin Quartet was also a favorite of Shostakovich himself, although he gave premieres to the Beethoven Quartet. which in later years he found inferior to the Borodin Quartet, but his loyalty made him stick to the former..

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