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Mozart; Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos [Original recording remastered]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (27 Dec 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Naxos Historical
  • ASIN: B0000542H0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 - Mozart
2. Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish" in A major, K. 219 - Mozart
3. Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 64 - Mendelssohn

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romantical Mozart 2 Jan 2009
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Forget the problems with the sound. Thought in the 30s, the sound is perfect and Heifetz's violin sounds with every light and torment that made him famous.
This is not a "philological" Mozart, obviously: some "rubato" where it wasn't even conceived, some Brahmsian phrasing. But in the end, this ultralyrical Mozart strikes you like an arrow directly to the heart of the music, the heart of the feeling.
Even comparing with Mullova or even Stern (a little more Mozartian...), these recordings, with their diversity, are perfect accounts. I recommend to start with the "Andante" of the 4th Concerto: everything is there, feeling, intensity, perfect bowing, virtuosism, and a tremendous sensibility.
The Mendelssohn is good, but Heifetz's best reading of the concerto is with Toscanini, also in Naxos.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The recortding is remarkably good for its age 5 Dec 2013
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These are historic recordings made in the 30s and 40s so we cant expect the digital quality of today but that said these recordings have a wonderful quality and atmosphere about them. The 4th Violin Concerto [with Beecham and RPO] was recorded in 1947 with the 5th being 1934 [this was with Barbirolli and the LPO]. The sound is very acceptable and very listenable and both pieces are really engaging. At times the sound could arguably be said to be a little muffled but this is not the case in the Mendelssohn which really is a cracking recording [made in 1949 with Beecham again]. You do feel the energy and feeling shining through the speakers. On the whole I would recommend this CD. If you do not have the complete Mozart Violin Concertos I would go for a complete recording such as Anne Sophie Mutters but for a snapshot of a legendary violinist with lots of atmosphere this is a good buy. Having bought it secondhand I think it was worth the buy for the Mendelssohn alone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other reviewer is mistaken 18 May 2001
By pdpTrojan - Published on Amazon.com
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There's nothing wrong with the recording quality on this cd. You should hear how much it was fixed up. It is absolutely not hard to hear at all. On top of that, the Mendelssohn on this disk was recorded in 1949. Not sometime in the 30's like the previous reviewer said.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Both previous reviewers correct in certain ways 2 Oct 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This recording, as previous review notes, was done in 1949. The
same reviewer is correct in noting, that though a little 'dry'
as compared to a more modern recording, the sound on this cd is
perfectly satisfactory.
Although Heifetz' performance on this cd is wonderful, I must
point out that an equally good performance can be found on
the Living Stereo recording of this concerto, which is recorded to much better sound specifications and engineering.
4 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy it for archival purposes only! 27 April 2001
By M. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Mendelssohn may be Heifetz's signature work, but this recording, made in the 1930's, crackles and snaps worse than my breakfast cereal!
I wish the record companies would stop releasing crackly wax-cylinder recordings on CDs and charging money for them. They aren't worth the trouble if you want a definitive version for your collection. Heifetz recorded more modern versions, so if you're looking for a "version of record" for your collection, look elsewhere.
It's not that the playing is bad, it's just that it's hard to hear! I would suggest buying this as your third or fourth version, just for comparison's sake.
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