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Maxim Vengerov: Bach & Beethoven

Maxim Vengerov , Itamar Golan , J.S. Bach , Ludwig van Beethoven , Brahms , et al. Audio CD
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  • Composer: J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Brahms, Wieniawski
  • Audio CD (14 Jan 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wigmore Hall Live
  • ASIN: B00AFEYDH2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004: AllemandaMaxim Vengerov 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004: CorrenteMaxim Vengerov 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004: SarabandaMaxim Vengerov 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004: GigaMaxim Vengerov 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004: CiacconaMaxim Vengerov16:08Album Only
Listen  6. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 'Kreutzer': Adagio sostenuto - PrestoItamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov14:38Album Only
Listen  7. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 'Kreutzer': Andante con variazioniItamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov15:47Album Only
Listen  8. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 'Kreutzer': PrestoItamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov 8:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Scherzo-Tarantelle Op. 16Itamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minorItamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 


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BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Op. 47 'Kreutzer' (1803) Encore: WIENIAWSKI Scherzo-Tarantelle Op. 16 (1856)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maxim Vengorov 22 Feb 2013
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This was sublime and quite wonderful. I am happy to see him back in action and what a return. Recommend buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He's back 26 Jan 2013
By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Maxim Vengerov's returned to the concert hall in 2011 after a four year break to recuperate from injury and devote himself to conducting. This was his first appearance at Wigmore Hall following that resumption of his solo violin career and on the evidence of this performance he has lost little of the magic which had previously seen him widely acknowledged as the greatest violinist in the world. All the old sweetness and fire are in evidence, the rich, sumptuous tone is intact, the intonation is impeccable and the breath-taking agility remains unimpaired. The best evidence for that is in the variations of Op. 47 but the whole programme bespeaks Vengerov's triumphant return to form.

The programme is ideal, bringing together two German showpieces for violin and a wonderful pair of encores, one sparkling and exploiting the violin's upper register, the other capitalising on its darker sonorities. I particularly like the way the mood of the Partita is carried over into the "Kreutzer" by the latter's multiple-stopped introduction which seems to be both Beethoven's deliberate homage to the older master and the harbinger of the arrival of a new voice.

The recording acoustic is a little over resonant for my taste but this was, after all, a live concert in Wigmore Hall and despite the reverberance details such as the clicking of piano keys and the violinist's breathing emerge very clearly. There is no audience noise or applause but no evidence of any subsequent patching. Vengerov's long-time accompanist Itamar Golan is evidently a superb pianist, a worthy partner to a musician whom, on this showing, we may still - or is once again? - call "the world's greatest violinist".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Popular violin concertos 21 Jun 2013
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Vengerov at his most sublime.
Buy it and enjoy listening to a master violinist, who plays with such emotional sensitivity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 6 Mar 2014
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Excellent buy.
Would recommend it to any lover of great violin playing, also other Vengerov recordings are a must.
Excellent value for money
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's back 29 Jan 2013
By Ralph Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Maxim Vengerov's returned to the concert hall in 2011 after a four year break to recuperate from injury and devote himself to conducting. This was his first appearance at Wigmore Hall following that resumption of his solo violin career and on the evidence of this performance he has lost little of the magic which had previously seen him widely acknowledged as the greatest violinist in the world. All the old sweetness and fire are in evidence, the rich, sumptuous tone is intact, the intonation is impeccable and the breath-taking agility remains unimpaired. The best evidence for that is in the variations of Op. 47 but the whole programme bespeaks Vengerov's triumphant return to form.

The programme is ideal, bringing together two German showpieces for violin and a wonderful pair of encores, one sparkling and exploiting the violin's upper register, the other capitalising on its darker sonorities. I particularly like the way the mood of the Partita is carried over into the "Kreutzer" by the latter's multiple-stopped introduction which seems to be both Beethoven's deliberate homage to the older master and the harbinger of the arrival of a new voice.

The recording acoustic is a little over resonant for my taste but this was, after all, a live concert in Wigmore Hall and despite the reverberance details such as the clicking of piano keys and the violinist's breathing emerge very clearly. There is no audience noise or applause but no evidence of any subsequent patching. Vengerov's long-time accompanist Itamar Golan is evidently a superb pianist, a worthy partner to a musician whom, on this showing, we may still - or is once again? - call "the world's greatest violinist".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars **** 1/2 Effortless command at the service of extroverted Bach and Beethoven 16 Feb 2013
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
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The reviews of this comeback recital referred to Vengerov as "the greatest violinist in the world" or if that seemed a bit meager, "a God-given genius of the violin" - this after a shoulder injury had forced Vengerov to undertake a four-year hiatus in his golden career. During that time his attention to turned teaching and conducting (word has it that if a concert promoter wants him as a concerto soloist, arrangements must be made for Vengerov to conduct). I never doubted Vengerov's supreme status as a standard-bearer for the Russian tradition of violinists in the line of Oistrakh, famed for a huge tone and interpretive authority.

But the violin is a very human instrument capable of subtlety, tenderness, delicate gradations of tone, and of course, romance. Vengerov has left those qualities out of this recital, as is evident from the opening Bach Partita no. 2. Bach's solo music poses a tremendous technical challenge, but because the score has few expression and dynamic markings, this music also offers a canvas for personal interpretation. Vengerov's opening Allemande is direct and forceful to the point of impersonality, and I didn't feel involved until the middle of the piece, around the Sarabande, where the playing, while still Olympian, became more yielding and flexible. For the audience, Vengerov's technical command and big, seamless tone must have overshadowed the Chaconne and made it impossible to disagree with his interpretation. I can feel that, too, but this is an extroverted interpretation rather than an inward one.

As a startlingly gifted teenager, Vengerov recorded the "Kreutzer" Sonata like a fully mature musician but with a touch of unaffected enthusiasm. Here he returns as a master, and with a pianist more his equal in Itamar Golan (on the original title page the piano is mentioned before the violin). The outer movements win the audience's attention, but the more subdued Andante with variations in the middle, requires more inward, lyrical qualities. I wasn't very involved in what Vengerov and Golan had to say, so much was focused on qualities like tone and pacing. It wouldn't be appealing if Vengerov became as impersonal as Perlman when he's on automatic pilot - it's not necessarily a gift to be able to treat any technical challenge as child's play. Once we are halfway through the variations, Vengerov finds his footing, and the finale is a breathtaking display of tone and control - you think every string is seamlessly the same as every other. The overall interpretation, as in the Bach, is extroverted.

To fit the recital on one CD, a Handel sonata has been deleted (insofar as any London critic made less than gaga remarks, it concerned this piece). I found the most complete music-making in the second encore, that old chestnut of a Brahms Hungarian Dance that cannot help but evoke gypsy fiddlers in basement cafes. Vengerov swaggers through it with panache and knowing humor, as if to say, "I know this is cornball, but it's crnball of genius." the first smile of the evening came to me. the first encore, a dazzling toss-off by Wieniawski, served to remind us that when he puts his mind to it, Vengerov was effortless at being the greatest violinist in the world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Músic played by an angel! 11 Oct 2013
By Cristina Castro Cranwell - Published on Amazon.com
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Maxim Vengerov is a magician! When you listen to him playing whatever he chooses you get transported to the sky! Imagine a "simple" like Beethoven and Bach!"
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 8 Mar 2013
By Florea E - Published on Amazon.com
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With this disc Vengerov made a good return to the violin. He's sound is more mature and intense even the recording was live.
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