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Sibelius: Violin Concerto CD


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  • Audio CD (12 Feb 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000001GRK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,956 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 1. Allegro moderato15:57£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 2. Adagio di molto 8:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 3. Allegro, ma non tanto 7:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sibelius: Two Serenades, Op.69 - 1. Andante assai, Op.69 No.1 - in D major 6:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sibelius: Two Serenades, Op.69 - 2. Lento assai, Op.69 No.2 - in G minor 6:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sibelius: Humoresque no.1 in D minor, op.87 no.1 - for violin and orchestra 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 

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The very first notes of this extraordinary performance show how thoughtfully Anne-Sophie Mutter has approached the work. Sibelius's marking for the solo violin is dolce ed espressivo, which for most violinists would mean "with vibrato". But Mutter plays senza vibrato and achieves a hauntingly expressive effect over the muted pianissimo oscillations of the orchestral violins. Happily, she sustains this high level of engagement with the score through the entire account, playing the taxing solo part with riveting intensity, making every note count, producing a gloriously rich and varied tone, and giving the listener a memorable musical experience in the process. The effect of all this on André Previn and the Staatskapelle Dresden, to paraphrase Mark Twain, appears to have been prompt and electric. They give a spectacular reading of the score, one notable for both its sonorous depth and its sense of atmosphere. --Ted Libbey

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Passionate Eclectic_Collector on 23 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
It seems that if I express a careful but negative review, I am likely to suffer indignant responses.
If you are a dedicated Mutter fan, or if you like this violin concerto to sound gloriously romantic, this review will not be of interest: there are plenty of affirmative positive reviews here for you.

I would hope that anyone who looks beyond Mutter's image and seeks the icy intensity and fiery bleakness of Sibelius would find my comments at least reasonable from that point of view.

I would stick to the positives first: This is a personal reading, and demonstrates Mutter's exceptional virtuosity. She intends to show from the start how bleak this wonderful masterpiece can sound,the violin entry sounding quieter, paler and more desolate than any other version on disc. She certainly brings out intensity at times, with dynamic changes almost overdoing the effect in places. The orchestral sound is good.

It is a worthwhile coupling with Sibelius' other well known violin pieces of lesser depth, played very nicely, if a little blandly - the humoresque sadly not quite pointed and witty enough to really make any statement. It is a great pity she didn't record all the humoresques for this disc, which is therefore a bit light on content.

I haven't really found this a musically satisfying performance though. I have no wish to string a load of invective and exaggeration which one of the reviewers has found necessary. But I really cannot find a feeling that the soloist has put this together as a complete whole - it has a feeling of being sections joined together.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
For a concerto already so beutifully recorded by many great violinists(Kennedy, Perlman, Chung) you would have thought it difficult to add anything new. Mutter's recent recording is, however, extremely refreshing. Instead of dwelling on the more romantic yearnings of the concerto her playing is raw and very sparing with the vibrato. Her engagement with the orchestra is amazing, especially in the final movement where the violin stumbles like a drunk through repeated rythms in the bass. With what is undoubtedly one of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Mutter seems to be in a class of her own.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anita S on 19 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
I recently bought this for a second time from Amazon, the first copy having been eventually destroyed by thousands of hearings plus chewing by toddler son. I am a violinist myself and have an obsession with the Sibelius violin concerto, having 8 recordings of it by different violinists. Yet this is my favorite and I come back to it time and time again. Mutter plays with such expression and violent passion; her interpretation of this work makes this the most outstanding and unique recording of this piece. I defy anyone to hear it and not be moved.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. A. Kite on 16 Dec 2013
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This CD was recommended to me by a fellow musician and instrumentalist and was well worth the purchase.
I strongly recommended it.
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