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Strong recommendation for Mozart's Violin Concertos from Arthur Grumiaux and the LSO.
on 11 June 2017
This double CD contains the five Mozart Violin Concertos together with the great Sinfonia Concertante.Recorded between 1961 and 1964 by Arthur Grumiaux with the LSO conducted by Colin Davis.In K364 Grumiaux is joined by viola player Arrigo Pellicia.
These recordings are top recommendations with every good reason.The sound is very good despite its age.
The playing by Grumiaux is as good as it gets and he is well matched by Pellicia in K364.
I just don't feel the performance of this great work quite matches those in the early concertos and I will continue searching for the great Sinfonia Concertante. I have tried other alternatives and not been impressed so far, so the search for the great K364 continues!
However, this performance is very good so I shall keep playing it until I find a definitive version. It is one of my very favourite Mozart works. I rate it as highly as that!
This double CD is very generous with a playing time of over 2 1/2 hours and is a strong recommendation,particularly for the 5 Violin Concertos.