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Maxim Vengerov: Beethoven - Violin Concerto; Romances 1 & 2 [CD]

Maxim Vengerov Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000B63IDO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Violin Concerto in D Op.61: I. Allegro ma non troppo27:20Album Only
Listen  2. Violin Concerto in D Op.61: II. Larghetto 9:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Violin Concerto in D Op.61: III. Rondo (Allegro)10:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Romance No.1 for violin and orchestra in G Major, Op.40 8:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Romance No.2 in F Major Op.50 for Violin and Orchestra10:02£0.99  Buy MP3 

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars wonderful musicians, disappointing result 15 Jun 2007
By Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a terribly disappointing CD. Vengerov is a wonderful player - his old CD of the 'Spring' and 'Kreutzer' Sonatas show that he can certainly do Beethoven justice - and Rostropovitch was a great, lovable musician - so what has gone wrong? The tempi are slow, and the music is pulled about. There is a great deal of lingering, and the sense of forward movement is lacking again and again. In a Concerto like this, a classical Concerto where structure is paramount, this is disastrous. It is true that there are moments of great beauty, but the interpretation seems just that - a lot of moments stuck together, with little or no sense of direction or the whole. In places it is actually quite turgid. It doesn't matter who is to blame, though it is easy (and maybe unfair) to assume that the conductor, who was sometimes capable in his playing and his conducting of lingering too much, may have had a larger role in this than the soloist - but we don't know. The fact is that the music just doesn't work as it should, and it seems like an opportunity sadly missed.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disapointment! 25 July 2006
By G. Holt
Format:Audio CD
Sorry, this just won't do. A very disappointing performance from both master musicians. Vengerov is a superb violinist, but he's out of his depth here, which I feel may be as a result of Rostropovich's conducting and or influence. The pace is slow and unmelodic, dynamics and phrasing highly questionable. Rostropovich plods along like he has nothing better to do, too much ritornando, all over the place (has he seen the score?). Vengerov's cadenzas are questionable too......show off by all means, but let's keep the identity of the music. The lovely 2nd movement is played with no feeling, emotion or love for the music, just notes on a sheet of paper. If you want a recording on how this magnificent concerto is to be played, please buy a recording featuring a violinist who can play this concerto such as Perlman, Mutter, Zehetmair, Tetzlaff, Oistrakh or Kremer and a conductor who knows how to present Beethoven. Give Vengerov to Barenboim, Haitink, Zinman, Harnoncourt or Rattle and we would have a much better, sound, authentic recording. The romances unfortunately are not much better. Dynamics, phrasing, melody all thrown out, stripped of any musical interpretation. A very poor performance from all concerned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love anything he does 14 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In my eyes Maxim Vengerov can do no wrong. I love anything he does, and this Beethoven Violin concerto is no exception.
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