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

Like Heifetz, Stern, Milstein, Oistrakh, and others, violinist Joseph Szigeti belonged to a golden age of classical music-making and musicians, a time when orchestras played with twice the gusto that their small numbers should have allowed, and a time when soloists each played in a unique but always highly emotive fashion. Unlike some of his counterparts, Szigeti's discography does not seem to be as widely offered, and some of the restorations do not accurately depict what his sound must have been like in person. As in the case of Isaac Stern, Szigeti's acumen on his instrument declined some with age -- particularly in the areas of intonation and vibrato control -- but his musical integrity never waned. Heard here are recordings of the Mendelssohn and Brahms violin concertos with Bruno Walter and Dimitri Mitropoulos, respectively -- two other noteworthy names from the golden age. Both recordings are public performances, not made in the studio, so they both feature more freedom and spontaneity and, of course, more slight performance blemishes. Listeners who would enjoy this album, however, are not those who seek a flawless performance, of which there are countless available by modern artists. Rather, listeners for whom this CD is tailor-made seek an interpretation of these two standard concertos filled with passion, risk-taking, and seasoned romanticism. Szigeti and his colleagues deliver these attributes in abundance.

Violin Concertos - Released January 17, 2001 | Naxos


Violin Concertos - Released April 22, 2000 | Naxos