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Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Tsintsadze: Miniatures

1 Sep 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Sep 2008
  • Release Date: 1 Sep 2008
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 56:30
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  • ASIN: B001O3ELRU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,901 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Cottam on 6 Dec 2008
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This is currently my favourite disc.I bought it, knowing what an exceptional musician she is and was not disappointed. The Georgian music which accompanies the concerto is a delightful suite of dances but the Beethoven is a revelation. It is played with freshness and poise and extraordinary tonal beauty. Her playing is so absorbing that I was lost to the world.Her accuracy is incredible but it is the way she makes every phrase sounds new-minted yet as natural as breathing that holds you spellbound. This is a very special disc worth buying even if you already have other performances.There are many gifted violinists performing at the moment but she is far more than that, this is inspired playing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Fairley on 11 July 2011
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I have enjoyed hearing Beethoven's violin concerto played with a chamber orchestra accompaniment since I bought Frank Peter Zimmermann's performance with the ECO back in the late 1980's. This disc gives you a great performance from soloist and orchestra with very good balanced sound. The soloist is neither too spotlit or recessed. This is very different from your regular big band Beethoven but all the better for it. While the coupling may not be to everyone's taste at least it's different from the run of the mill. I prefer this Beethoven to Janine Jansen's (with the same orchestra) due to its more natural recording balance. Very enjoyable disc from a wonderful soloist and orchestra.
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I don't think there is any need to go into technical details and I will say it right from the start. This is a wonderful performance, thrilling in every respect, and arguably one of the best available at any price. I have over twenty different versions of this timeless masterpiece and Batiashvili's performance remains strong even against the toughest competition. But that doesn't mean that it is the best among so many fine or great performances. In fact, it would be very difficult to pick one recording as the best from a large number of recordings available in the discography for Beethoven's great concerto. Some of these recordings deserve to be called legendary. Try for instance those by Oistrakh/Cluytens, Grumiaux/Davis, Heifetz/Munsch. Of the modern digital recordings, those by Repin/Muti, Faust/Abbado, Jansen/Jarvi, Hahn/Marriner, Kyung Wha Chung/Tennsdedt are particularly impressive. In short, it would be a tough choice if you go for one single recording. In any event, Batiashvili's account will not disappoint. Highly recommended.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nmollo VINE VOICE on 29 Sep 2009
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This is a wonderful performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto and probably the best recording out there. Lisa Batiashvili has that all important talent that is so needed when playing the music of Beethoven and that is natural rhythm.

The Georgian composer Sulhkan Tsintsadze is also featured on this CD and his work is new to me but a delight particularly "Suliko" which sounds as if it is based on a traditional folk song or dance.

Also as a side note there is a piece by Tsintsadze called "Tzin Tzkaro" that seems to have been a major influence on Kate Bush's Hounds Of Love album and particularly the song "Hello Earth".

This is the best classical album around at the moment!!! Love it!!!!!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Sale on 4 Dec 2008
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A terrific version of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, but the revelation is in the Miniatures of Georgian composer Sulhkan Tsintsadze. Rich and exotic, based on traditional songs and folk music.

A great blend of Georgian and German traditions, beautifully played.
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