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  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Composer: Franz Waxman^George Enescu^John Adams^John Corigliano
  • Audio CD (4 Sept. 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B000H4VZC6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Chaconne: The Red Violin: Chaconne16:48Album Only
Listen  2. 2 Romanian Rhapsody, Op. 11: No. 1 in A major (arr. F. Waxman) 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tristan and Isolde Fantasia11:02Album Only
Listen  4. Violin Concerto: I. quarter note = 7815:19Album Only
Listen  5. Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne: Body Through Which the Dream Flows10:49Album Only
Listen  6. Violin Concerto: III. Toccare 7:22£0.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Adams : Concerto pour violon - Corigliano : Red Violin : Chaconne - Enesco : Rhapsodie roumaine n°1 - Waxman : Fantaisie "Tristan & Isolde" / Chloë Hanslip, violon - Charles Owen, piano - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Leonard Slatkin

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Davis on 19 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Once upon a time Naxos was just a damn fine budget classical label. These days it issues discs by the rising stars of the classical music world which are as good as anything that the `Major' labels can come up with. So it is that this latest disc featuring the brilliant 18 year old Violinist Chloe Hanslip is released in a distinctive Naxos slipcase.

For the last few years fellow British 18 year old Nicola Benedetti has stolen the limelight, winning Young Musician of the Year in 2004 and releasing two CD's since. Now Chloe is back 4 years after her last release to reclaim our attention.

Is it possible to praise a CD to the skies and also express disappointment in it? I am now going to do both. This performance of John Adam's violin concerto is amazing and I will come back to it. But first to tracks 1, 2 and 3. John Corigliano's Chaconne from the Red Violin is as fine a piece of modern film music as you will hear, but the composer has now added 3 movements to it to produce `The Red Violin Concerto'. Why are we not treated to a performance of the full work here? The two works by film composer Franz Waxman are all very nice, a swift arrangement of George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No 1 and Wagner's Tristan and Isolde Theme which is given the full mid 20th century film score treatment. These are pleasant enough, but I am not sure what they are doing on the same disc as John Adams masterful and completely original contemporary violin concerto

And so to the main work. Within a minute or so it is clear than this is a classic, and indeed definitive recording of the work. This is not only due to Chloe's violin playing. Everything in this interpretation sounds right.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CSB on 1 Mar. 2014
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I suppose like many people, I have a group of composers whose work I really enjoy - I know what I will get from them. Then the explorer in me needs to find out what else is out there. Every now and then I take a chance, and this CD falls into that category.

First off, the quality of this recording and the performances are very good. No issue there, Hanslip and Slatkin don't disappoint. After a few months of listening I am still finding it hard to get to grips with the Adams concerto. For my enjoyment there needs to be something identifiable, an idea, theme or sound that gets my attention and I can't yet find it. Maybe that's what Adams was trying to achieve, perhaps there is another level to this work beyond my understanding? The Corigliano is interesting, though not astounding. The Waxman is great - an odd addition because it is so overtly romantic, and definitely at odds with the other pieces on the CD.

The important question is whether this will be a CD I will reach for in a few months on a rainy Sunday morning? The answer is probably not, there are so many more engaging and involving works that already have my attention.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 Oct. 2006
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There must be something wrong with my ears. I have heard John Adams's wildly popular Violin Concerto numerous times, and it has already been recorded at least three other times. But I hear little in it that appeals to me; it does not touch me at all emotionally. I can admire the skill and the complexity of the writing, but for me it doesn't really add up to much. That said, Chloë Hanslip does a bang-up job of playing it and if you already know this piece and want a recording of it you could certainly do worse, particularly when you consider its budget price. Hanslip's playing may not be quite as intense as that of Gidon Kremer on the first recording of the work or that of Robert McDuffie on Telarc, but it comes a close second. Her tone is a bit more slender but also perhaps more lyrical than that of the other-mentioned violinists.

The more positive parts of this CD for me are the accompanying pieces. I had not heard any of John Corigliano's music for the movie 'The Red Violin' but know it was quite successful and that Joshua Bell's recording of the music from the movie was a best-seller. The present work, the 'Chaconne from The Red Violin', a sixteen-minute confection based on a recurring melody from the movie, is altogether more compelling for me and is played beautifully here.

The other two pieces on the CD are from the pen of the great movie composer, Franz Waxman. First is his arrangement for violin and orchestra of Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. It is actually primarily music from the orchestral original's fast middle section, and Hanslip plays the fireworks with requisite heat and sparkle.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
A Mixed Bag 12 Oct. 2006
By J Scott Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There must be something wrong with my ears. I have heard John Adams's wildly popular Violin Concerto numerous times, and it has already been recorded at least three other times. But I hear little in it that appeals to me; it does not touch me at all emotionally. I can admire the skill and the complexity of the writing, but for me it doesn't really add up to much. That said, Chloë Hanslip does a bang-up job of playing it and if you already know this piece and want a recording of it you could certainly do worse, particularly when you consider its budget price. Hanslip's playing may not be quite as intense as that of Gidon Kremer on the first recording of the work or that of Robert McDuffie on Telarc, but it comes a close second. Her tone is a bit more slender but also perhaps more lyrical than that of the other-mentioned violinists.

The more positive parts of this CD for me are the accompanying pieces. I had not heard any of John Corigliano's music for the movie 'The Red Violin' but know it was quite successful and that Joshua Bell's recording of the music from the movie was a best-seller. The present work, the 'Chaconne from The Red Violin', a sixteen-minute confection based on a recurring melody from the movie, is altogether more compelling for me and is played beautifully here.

The other two pieces on the CD are from the pen of the great movie composer, Franz Waxman. First is his arrangement for violin and orchestra of Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. It is actually primarily music from the orchestral original's fast middle section, and Hanslip plays the fireworks with requisite heat and sparkle. Waxman's 'Tristan and Isolde Fantasia' is from the 1940s movie 'Humoresque' (a Jean Negulesco soap opera about a violinist, played by John Garfield, pursued by a rich woman, Joan Crawford). It is for violin and orchestra (with a prominent piano obbligato part played expertly here by Charles Owen) and is essentially a paraphrase of the love music from Wagner's opera. It accompanies the climax of the film and carries much of the emotional freight of that scene. Hanslip and the Royal Philharmonic under Leonard Slatkin do it proud.

My recommendation, then, is that if you already know you are fond of the Adams Violin Concerto and don't have a recording of it, this might be for you. If you are curious about the Adams but aren't familiar with it, its budget price might appeal, although this performance is not quite as effective as those by Kremer and McDuffie. I can recommend the CD for the other, briefer pieces (they do add up to about 30 minutes of music, though). One small caveat: on my system the orchestral sound seemed a bit recessed with the violin in a bright spotlight.

Scott Morrison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What a deal! Lovely performance of J. Adams' Violin Concerto, but with a weird coupling 3 July 2011
By dysfunctional-harmony - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Right to the point: Chloë Hanslip gives Gidon Kremer a good run for his craggy-tone money in this astounding recording of John Adams' Violin Concerto. The sprawling lyricism of the first movement, the odd sentiment of the second, and the sheer head-banging excitement of the third are all perfectly captured by the young Miss Hanslip in this wondrous disc. American conductor Leonard Slatkin leads the Royal Philharmonic in absolutely perfect harmony with Hanslip. Honestly, the couplings are a trifle. They don't really add much to this (already amazing) disc. I honestly wish they had just paired it with the entire Red Violin Concerto, but that may have been too much to fit on the disc. But at Naxos' price, the added stuff is hardly unaffordable. My only I would say that they could have mixed in the orchestra a little louder (and the violin a little softer!) in the engineering studio. Just saying. But otherwise, this is required listening for any fan of John Adams. Highly recommended.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great performance, bad editing 20 Feb. 2008
By A. Meronek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was listening to this recording and thinking, "boy Chloe is really taring up that violin part!" And she did. But these pieces are not violin solos with unimportant accompaniment; they are solos with full orchestra. When the solo violin sounds equally as loud as a forte full brass section plus percussion, I know that the sound enginners seriously altered the recording.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good playing, mediocre music 29 April 2014
By ricardo_guerrero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Chloe Hanslip is one of the best of the younger generation of concertizing classical fiddlers. She is a much better tonalist than Hilary Hahn and some other boys and girls around her own age group. However, this disc does not evoke her strengths as a musician or as an interpreter - except perhaps her skill at performing/recording not-very-good music. The Adams Concerto doesn't have much in the way of real musical substance. It's one of those modern works that leaves no real impression upon the listener. The first movement is boring, and the second movement "Dream Through Which The Body Flows" does not live up to its title at all, nor does the last movement, entitled "Toccare". The Corigliano "Red Violin" Chaconne, which opens the disc, is alright. Just alright. I was never crazy about "The Red Violin" and never felt that the music did anything to enhance the story. The Waxman "Tristan and Isolde Fantasy" is one of those rare works, only available for performance/recording via permissions from the Franz Waxman estate. It's a pleasant number for violin, piano, and orchestra, reminiscent of many of Waxman's nostalgic old film scores...not really fitting on a classical concert program in the way the composer's "Carmen Fantasy" is. Enesco's "Romanian Rhapsody #1" consists of only a 2 1/2 minute snippet of the original piece for orchestra which is about 10 minutes long, arranged by Waxman. Why it was included here is anyone's good guess. Others have transcribed this piece in its entirety for violin and orchestra, and it would've been interesting if one of those had been recorded here instead.
Not recommended. Check out some of Chloe's other work, which is far better.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
John Adams: Violing Concerto 20 Sept. 2011
By FAL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great performance and artistry of a masterful work of art.
This peace brings forth a myriad of colors and dynamics
into a whirlwind of beauty.
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