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Walton & Barber: Violin Concertos & Works for Strings
 
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Walton & Barber: Violin Concertos & Works for Strings

30 April 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 April 2011
  • Release Date: 30 April 2011
  • Label: Signum Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Signum Records
  • Total Length: 1:05:56
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  • ASIN: B0051ICILU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,040 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Mathes on 28 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
In a world of Penguin Guides where people live to find out what the perfect number one recording of a particular piece is we lose the forest for the supposed TREE. Of course the Tree doesn't ever really exist. Is Karajan's Mahler 9 really the one recording to own of that work?? Are either Otto Klemperer's Brahms Requiem or Furtwangler's Tristan the recordings of record?? God, I hope not! You would be sorely missing out of extraordinary music making by so many amazing and gifted people. An obvious statement of course. Most classical collectors own many recordings of their favorite works but often they pick up the high profile releases only. This is one of those recordings that could easily get lost. It is not on one of the Major Labels, DG, EMI or what have you. Thomas Bowes does not have a name that is regularly seen in bright lights despite his brilliance. I put this recording in and was instantly drawn into Walton's world but, more importantly, got the distinct sense that Bowes was invested in this music in a deeply emotional way. The playing sounded as if he had been waiting a long time to make this recording, to put his feelings about this music down for all time. His playing in the highest range is so secure and rich and full of life. His intensity of feeling and dedication is palpable and wondrous. I feel in love with the Walton like never before. What a remarkable piece of music, truly the equal of the Britten I feel. Just amazing music. The Barber is also beautifully played. Bowes is a musician of great depth and emotion and astounding ability. A master. This is a must hear. I urge you to check this recording out. Bravo! Well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise Honeyman on 12 Mar. 2012
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Knowing these two artists, I was confident that I was making a purchase that would give me pleasure for many years to come but when I played it for the first time I was emotionally overwhelmed. Thomas Bowes and Joseph Swenson have worked together many times in the past and this recording demonstrates their total understanding of each other's musicality and their passion for the works they had chosen to perform. Don't miss it - switch off the TV and the radio, take the phone off the hook, close your eyes and take yourself to another dimension!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Evans-jones on 8 Feb. 2012
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Tom Bowes accounts of these much-recorded favourites easily stand comparison with versions from more celebrated protagonists.These are deeply-felt performances delivered with assured technique and beautiful sound.There's nothing 'knocked out'about Bowes'recordings.They have the feel of interpretations forged from dedicated study of the works and the experience of many live concert performances.
Joseph Swensen and the orchestra give wonderful support throughout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tedesca on 19 April 2012
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Two wonderful violin concertos played by a truly wonderful artist. Tom Bowes deserves to be much better-known; these performances stand up against the most feted recordings. A beautiful violin sound with great intensity and a huge emotional range. Absolute integrity and commitment. Not to be missed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BOB STATEN on 13 Feb. 2012
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Magical and moving renditions of these beautiful pieces. It is hard to believe that Bowes isnt more widely known - his technical and interpretative skills are quite outstanding and I thoroughly recommend this CD to any potential buyers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I, Botsoni on 12 Feb. 2012
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The Walton and Barber are amongst the most underrated of all violin concerti. Sumptuous, passionate works, they are particular favourites of mine. Bowes' interpretations lives up to all expectations, and more. HIs impressive technique and beautiful, burnished tone are utterly at the service of the music in both. Combining heartfelt immediacy with an evidently deep understanding, his playing slips with ease between fiery pyrotechnics and elegiac, soulful reflection. Whether you are looking for interpretations of these specific works, or simply browsing, I would highly recommend these recordings. I loved them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deb on 10 Feb. 2012
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Both concertos on this CD are technically immaculate and therefore free the listener up to feel relaxed and transported by the beauty of the music. His interpretation of the Barber in particular, is simply sublime! Hadn't heard any recordings by Tom Bowes before, so thought I'd give it a go and am so glad I did. Can thoroughly recommend this CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on 8 Feb. 2012
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I loved this recording so much I bought it for my friends for Christmas presents. I had originally bought it for myself because I heard about it, and read the glowing review. Tom Bowes should be far better known, why isnt he? He has a magical touch on the violin.
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