Violin Concertos - Released August 24, 2018 | Alpha

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Chouchane Siranossian is a rising star of the baroque and classical violin, Jakob Lehmann a virtuoso violinist and orchestral director who frequently conducts Anima Eterna. Together, they embody what the Bruges orchestra and its founder, Jos van Immerseel, have decided to call the ‘Next Generation Anima Eterna’... Today they are presenting Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in its original version. “We wanted to take a look into Mendelssohn’s workshop. He struggled with his self-diagnosed ‘revision disease’ and always strove to work hard on himself and his creations” says Jakob Lehmann. Chouchane Siranossian keeps on : “It was a fascinating experience for me to discover historical research and its implementation on period instruments in collaboration with Anima Eterna Brugge. In my interpretation, I used exclusively the fingerings, bowings and other performance markings of Ferdinand David and Joseph Joachim, both of whom rehearsed the work with the composer.” This recording is rounded off with the Octet, also in its original version, which is longer and has many alterations in instrumentation, harmony and articulation... © Alpha Classics

Violin Concertos - Released June 1, 2018 | DOREMI

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Violin Concertos - Released June 2, 2015 | PentaTone

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Violin Concertos - Released January 1, 1994 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Violin Concertos - Released November 1, 2011 | Music and Arts Programs of America


Violin Concertos - Released November 12, 2003 | Naxos

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Violin Concertos - Released March 1, 2002 | Naxos


Violin Concertos - Released January 11, 2002 | Naxos

Was Joseph Szigeti the best violinist of the middle years of the twentieth century? Possibly, but with competition from Heifetz and Kreisler, among many others, such a claim is hardly beyond debate. Was Szigeti a better violinist than any of the violinists of the latter years of the twentieth century? Probably, because even with competition from Perlman and Mutter, among many others, Szigeti's clear-eyed, sweet-toned, strong-armed playing far outclasses the competition. Compare Szigeti's 1933 recording of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic and his 1928 recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto with Hamilton Harty conducting the Hallé Orchestra with the competition. Certainly, Heifetz's performances are cleaner and more stinging while Kreisler's performances are warmer and more singing. But Szigeti's performances are more passionate, more driven, and more compelling than Heifetz's or Kreisler's and far more intense and concentrated than Perlman's or Mutter's. Indeed, Szigeti's playing is so full of character and strength that at his best -- and his performance of the Mendelssohn concerto may be the best ever recorded -- he may have had equals but he had no superiors. Opus Kura's sound is, however, beyond all argument, the best these performances have ever had. While still antique, they sound like the best 78s anyone ever heard.

Violin Concertos - Released January 17, 2001 | Naxos


Violin Concertos - Released April 22, 2000 | Naxos