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Part maverick, part genius, total virtuoso, David Garrett, 25, has been surprising people since before he was four years old. It was then that his father gave him a violin (he was having a tantrum because his older brother had a violin teacher) and, without any lessons, the toddler picked it up and began playing. Fast forward just four years and David was already one of the foremost violinists ... Read more in Amazon's David Garrett Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0072D89YC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Beethoven: 1. Allegro ma non troppo [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
2. Beethoven: 2. Larghetto [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
3. Beethoven: 3. Rondo (Allegro) [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
4. Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
5. Rachmaninov: Variation 18 [Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43] arr. Kreisler
6. Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op.2
7. Kreisler: Variations on a theme of Corelli in the style of Tartini
8. Kreisler: Romance: Larghetto on a theme by Carl Maria von Weber
9. Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op.3
10. Kreisler: Liebesleid
Disc: 2
1. BONUS DVD - Playing For My Life (documentary)

Product Description

“David Garrett’s new classical CD/DVD is the superstar violinist’s first recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto – the Everest of the violin repertoire, and a LEGACY to Beethoven (and Kreisler, a hero of Garrett’s, who re-popularised the Beethoven concerto in the 20th century). This is an opportunity for fans of the 31-year-old German-born violinist, familiar with his rock-inspired concerts and CDs to discover his first love – classical music.
The DVD part is Playing For My Life – a career defining documentary on the life and work of David Garrett following his meteoric rise to fame and the new recording of his Legacy album.
Legacy is a message from the man himself that he has never really been away. Throughout his rock-violin crossover years, playing pure classical violin has remained central to David Garrett’s life and work.”

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By JonJames on 23 May 2014
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The CD was sealed and wrapped but upon opening it was evident that it was 2nd hand and scratched plus leaflet also damaged very dissapointed.
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By Amazon Customer on 11 Feb. 2014
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It is likely you will indeed be spellbound for a time after listening to David Garrett play his ‘Legacy’ pieces for violin and orchestra. The virtuosity of the performance, the varied tone and intensity of the sound, now subtly delicate, now bold and strong like broad sweeps of a painter’s brush on canvas – these are truly astonishing! Beethoven’s violin concerto is rendered in pure classical style of violin, the orchestra sound is wonderfully rich, the soloist shines through, trills and glimmers exquisitely, suggesting nightingales and all sorts of other fanciful imaginings for those who ‘read’ music like pictures, or text. The remainder of the disk is inspired by Fritz Kreisler, but it is different: Kreisler is simple, intimate, enclosed, David Garrett is open, his sound escapes and wanders off in many unexpected ways. His (DG’s) final track is entitled ‘Liebesleid’ (love’s sorrow) and the arrangement here combines most ingeniously Kreisler’s ‘ Liebesfreud’ and ‘Libeslied’ (love’s joy and love’s song). Garrett plays it as a memory of great love that is gone, lost, at times gently, at other times full of deep heartache, no two phrases are the same, and just listen to the final tremor that represents a sob… but I mustn’t spoil it for you by telling how it ends. Apart from the violinist’s outstanding musicianship this track benefits from the contrast with the piece immediately preceding it – the crisp, cheeky Tambourin Chinois. I should add that much thought has gone into devising the sequence of tracks on the CD to provide for similar, striking contrasts.
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By Gollum on 14 Dec. 2014
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Beautiful and moving. Quite superb musicianship.This is well worth buying for Christmas.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kathleen addis on 31 July 2013
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THUS IS A WONDERFUL RECORDING DAVID GARRETTS PLAYING IS SO GOOD , THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
AND THE CONDUCTOR ION MARIN WERE WONDERFUL AS WELL
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peipei Qin on 4 Sept. 2012
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The music sounds modern and great music always elicits an emotional response, transcending time and space.

"Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61" is multifaceted like a stunning diamond. "Allegro ma non troppo" is majestic yet uncomplicated. Well over 3 minutes into the long orchestra introduction after two themes are introduced and developed, the solo violin (hereafter the "violin") enters and begins to weave beautiful ornamental variations on the two themes while ascending into upper registers, accompanied by stately grandeur orchestra. The movement ends on a crescendo.

"Larghetto." The simple, serene Larghetto is tranquil and peaceful, and the ethereal violin sound is simply divine. There is great rapport between the violin and orchestra, complementing and enhancing each other throughout. PAY ATTENTION near the end of Larghetto as the orchestra force darkens and the violin nonchalantly changes tune . . .

"Rondo (Allegro)." Immediately the violin launches into a happy tune overflowing with joy. Beethoven can be romantic! The cheerful violin has ample opportunities to display virtuosity unaccompanied (a Kreisler cadenza) and be emotionally demonstrative through many beautiful lyrical passages. Finally the orchestra joins the violin to a resounding fortissimo climax.

"Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani." Following a loud, compelling opening the "Praeludium" continues a highly romanticised saga as the exquisitely accented violin draws out the resonance and vibrancy of each note in sustained long phrases. The fast-paced "Allegro" section is serene and poetic, containing an intensely sensual cadenza for solo violin.

"Rachmaninoff: Variation 18 (Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43) arr. Kreisler.
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By Susan on 17 Dec. 2014
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Delivery good. Excellent recording.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Roy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Mar. 2012
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Anyone who's read my other reviews will note that I love violin music and players. I also don't like writing negative reviews, however, this time I'll make an exception.

Let's start with the good stuff. The Beethoven concerto is, at best, an adequate performance. It's pretty much in tune and his tone is OK. However, listen to Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern or Ida Haendel to discover what is missing in Garrett's performance. The 3 players mentioned all speak warmly on the accompanying dvd about his technique and musical ability but, somewhere in this recording, his 'genius' seems to have got watered down.

His performance of the Beethoven is just lacking in the sheer interest that great players DEMAND of their listeners. Garrett's recording would be ok for say, chopping vegetables or ironing but not for someone wanting an uplifting spirtiual experience.

As for the Kreisler works, well, try listening to HIS old recordings to hear what great violin playing is all about. To mention Garrett and Kreisler in the same breath is sacreligious

By all means listen to it on an ipod whist travelling or put it on shuffle between rock and rap music but don't file it beside any of the other great masters who have recorded this piece.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roy on 8 Jan. 2013
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An enjoyable performance which smooths and calms you better than a hot bath. You find yourself playing it again over and over.
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