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Boris Tishchenko: Violin concerto No2 Op 84

Sergei Stadler , Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra , Vassily Sinaisky Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Olympia
  • ASIN: B000Y0ZW5E
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky. Soloist Sergei Stadler

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5.0 out of 5 stars An astounding work 29 Nov 2012
By Baz
I bought this CD as soon as it came out back in 1988 and since then it has become one of my favourite works and almost certainly the great violin concerto of the last 50 years. Actually it is rather tempting to describe it as a symphony with obligato violin such is the way the work is structured - there are huge passages for the orchestra during which the violin would not be heard even if it was playing. The form is unusual - a slowish first movement and a slow finale (a passacaglia a bit like that you will find in Shostakovich's first violin concerto) flanking two fast movements which is turn flank a huge central cadenza - but works brilliantly and, as the other reviewer said, the playing is edge-of-the-seat stuff. There are the occasional mistakes but so much is going on that these are soon forgotten. Tishchenko was Shostakovich's favourite pupil and one can hear the master's voice often during this piece - not least of all in the often very confrontational orchestration. But there are moments of great beauty and depth as well - especially in the finale.

Truly a sensation piece, sensationally played.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tishchenko 2nd violin concerto 6 July 2012
I have had this recording for many many years. It is simply a magnificent work.
It is almost Mahlerian in its range of moods, and while it can seem episodic, (at any given time sardonic, bombastic,
reflective, blissful), it all hangs together seamlessly by virtue of an inner logic.
By the end you feel you have been taken on a mighty journey.....and the ending is so moving I feel emotionally drained every time I hear it.
Be prepared for a kind of "rough ride" both where the concerto is concerned, and the recording. The Leningrad PO play as if their lives depend on it.....very "Soviet" performance and recording, some might call them. But where with some recordings you have heard many times, you dread the arrival of a 'split' brass note....in this case the performance is white hot and such moments are part of the whole exciting experience.
I find it intriguing to wonder if a studio performance, perhaps with Sinaisky and Stadler again, but with a western orchestra, might please but not overwhelm.....? (But I have the feeling we will have to live with only this recording.)
If you like Bartok 2, or William Schuman's fine concerto, for example, the language Tishchenko employs will hold no fears.
I referred to Mahler earlier, and this only because Tishchenko has that rare gift for taking the occasionally banal and turning it into something sublime. The beauty is below the surface, but it always there, and when it 'surfaces' it is overwhelming.
Stadler's performance is breathtaking, and we should be in his debt for undertaking such a mighty task. Some of his 'fiddling' defies belief.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased 1 Jun 2011
Hard to get by!

ordered this for someone who is a fan of Boris and he was over the moon!

Great, thumbs up!
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