Similar artists

Albums

£15.99
£13.99

Violin Concertos - Released April 27, 2018 | Nonesuch

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
In 1994 John Adams composed his Violin Concerto, a work of breath-taking virtuosity written in an exhilarating and strongly rhythmic tone, sign that it was partly conceived for the New York City Ballet; even if the first movement is somewhat reminiscent − with its dreamlike atmosphere as well as fluid and elusive harmonies – of Berg’s Violin Concerto. It’s worth noting that the orchestra, in addition to its traditional elements, features a strong percussion section as well as two synthesisers that further add to the piece’s dreamlike and uncharted hue. That same year, violinist Leila Josefowicz (born in 1977) made her debut at Carnegie Hall in a concerto by Tchaikovsky conducted by Marriner: a big leap into what was to become an established international career. And it’s precisely for Josefowicz, small world indeed, that Adams wrote his dramatic symphony Scheherazade.2 for violin and orchestra: the bond between the soloist and the master is undeniably strong, and her interpretation couldn’t be more faithful to Adam’s original idea. © SM/Qobuz
£15.99
£13.99

Classical - Released September 30, 2016 | Nonesuch

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
£12.49

Classical - Released January 1, 2012 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

Booklet Distinctions Special Soundchecks
£12.49

Classical - Released March 1, 1997 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

£8.99

Classical - Released February 23, 1998 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

£4.99

Classical - Released January 1, 2010 | Decca

Booklet
£12.49

Classical - Released February 1, 2000 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

£11.99
£7.99

Classical - Released July 1, 2016 | NMC Recordings

Hi-Res Booklet
£12.49

Classical - Released January 1, 1995 | Decca

Success was assured for Leila Josefowicz in her 1994 recording debut, for the 17-year-old violinist had performed these works several times before and had perfected her interpretations through constant preparation and presentation. Along with her boundless energy and self-confidence, Josefowicz's skills have placed her at the forefront of violin virtuosi, and this recording is a fascinating record of her precocity. Tchaikovsky's Classically oriented violin concerto is as bright a showpiece as exists in the repertoire. However, Josefowicz's mastery of the brilliant scales and arpeggios is almost secondary to her soulful shaping of the purely melodic material that is at the heart of this intensely lyrical piece. For this session, she performed on the "Ruby" Stradivarius, which produces many remarkable timbres, not least of which is an almost human vocal quality on the G string. The Sibelius violin concerto presents a darker palette than Tchaikovsky's, yet it is complementary in both its scope and in its rigorous demands. The most striking effects come from the "Ebersolt" Guarnerius that Josefowicz played here. Because its tone holds up well against the thick orchestral textures and carries even at the softest dynamics, Josefowicz's selection of this instrument demonstrates her overriding attention to the music's needs.
£13.99

Classical - Released October 5, 1999 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

£13.99

Classical - Released April 27, 2018 | Nonesuch

Booklet
£13.99

Classical - Released September 30, 2016 | Nonesuch

Booklet
£12.49

Classical - Released January 1, 2001 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

£1.99

Classical - Released February 22, 2018 | Nonesuch