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I know some of you have seen my bitching of how great the Sibelius Violin Concerto is but please, I beg of you, please, listen to this song! I can safely say that this is the most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard.

The recording I recommend is Joshua Bell's recording of the Sibelius and Goldmark concertos.
 
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so is there a link to hear it on the internet, like amazon.com?

i almost picked up some sarah chang cd's today just to hear a good violin.
 
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thanks. media player sucks, but it gave me a good idea (especially when auditioned against sarah chang). will see if borders has it, tomorrow.
 
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I know some of you have seen my bitching of how great the Sibelius Violin Concerto is but please, I beg of you, please, listen to this song!


Song?!?!?

Since you're recommending Joshua Bell's recording, what others have you compared it to and why don't you like them as much?
 
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Hi HD-5000
I fully second your recommendation. It's really one of the best I heard - between my favorite five
. I have it on two interpretations - one is Heifetz's and the other, less known but I like it even better is Maxim Vengerov with Chicago Symphony and Barenboim conducting... I'll try to find your recommendation too... and speaking about violin concertos the other ones I hold among my favorites are Tchaikovsky's, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bruch - all four are amazingly beautiful and if you don't know them already you have to listen to them
 
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finally picked it up. NICE. i'll be auditioning for the next 5 days. very sweet sounding, nice command, nice feeling. i can almost see him playing it. definitely music to keep your eyes closed to.
 
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Hi Archaos, that Maxim Vengerov recording is literally the worst(!) interpretation of the Sibelius concerto I've have ever heard! Also, this was my first Sibelius CD... Too much artificial vibrato and a very raspy sound that I throughly hate...

I much prefer the smoother sound of Joshua Bell.
 
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Wallijohn, thanks for taking my word and buying this CD...glad you enjoyed listening to it, although it's more like experiencing it.

Also Archaos, sorry for not reading your entire post, but I too love Bruch's violin concerto. It's definetly at the top 5 for best concertos in my book. And guess what, I'm playing it on my violin!

cheers
 
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